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James Russell Lowell

(1819-1891), Statesman and author

Sitter in 7 portraits

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James Russell Lowell, by Elliott & Fry, published by  Bickers & Son - NPG Ax27809

James Russell Lowell

by Elliott & Fry, published by Bickers & Son
woodburytype on album page mount, published 1886
NPG Ax27809

James Russell Lowell, by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by  T. Fisher Unwin - NPG Ax29145

James Russell Lowell

by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio), published by T. Fisher Unwin
photogravure, published 1893
NPG Ax29145

James Russell Lowell, by Harry Furniss - NPG D11480

James Russell Lowell

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, late 19th century
NPG D11480

James Russell Lowell ('Statesmen. No. 335.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D43973

James Russell Lowell ('Statesmen. No. 335.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 21 August 1880
NPG D43973

James Russell Lowell, by Moritz Klinkicht, supplement to the  Illustrated London News, after  Elliott & Fry - NPG D37462

James Russell Lowell

by Moritz Klinkicht, supplement to the Illustrated London News, after Elliott & Fry
wood engraving, published 15 August 1891
NPG D37462

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James Russell Lowell

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG x9042

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