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Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

(1778-1868), Lord Chancellor

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 270 portraits
A radical Whig lawyer and MP, Brougham campaigned for the advancement of education and reform. Entering Parliament in 1810 as a Whig, he promoted legislation against slave trading. Renown for his defence of Queen Caroline at her 1820 'trial'. As Lord Chancellor he played a leading part in drafting and promoting the Reform Bill (1832) with Lord Grey. Brougham co-founded the Whig periodical the Edinburgh Review (1802) with Sydney Smith. He helped establish the London Mechanics Institutes (1824), the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1826), and the non-denominational University College London (1828), founded to provide education to all classes and creeds.

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A Political Menagerie. Rare Favourite Birds, probably by John Phillips, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D48758

A Political Menagerie. Rare Favourite Birds

probably by John Phillips, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 April 1829
NPG D48758

Political March of Intellect, possibly by John Phillips, after  George Humphrey - NPG D48769

Political March of Intellect

possibly by John Phillips, after George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 May 1829
NPG D48769

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by William Walker, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D32200

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by William Walker, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1830
NPG D32200

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by John Samuelson Templeton - NPG D32203

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by John Samuelson Templeton
lithograph, 1830 or after
NPG D32203

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by John Samuelson Templeton - NPG D32204

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by John Samuelson Templeton
lithograph, 1830 or after
NPG D32204

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, after Daniel Maclise - NPG D34530

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

after Daniel Maclise
pen and ink, (early 1830s)
NPG D34530

Bombardment Extraordinary, or Achilles versus Punch, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40974

Bombardment Extraordinary, or Achilles versus Punch

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 January 1830
NPG D40974

New Police Activity, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40980

New Police Activity

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 February 1830
NPG D40980

A Political Ruse

A Political Ruse "Ye Bankes & Braes"

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 February 1830
NPG D40983

Repulsed but not Discouraged, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40998

Repulsed but not Discouraged

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 May 1830
NPG D40998

The Gheber, Worshipping the Rising Sun (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; King William IV), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41006

The Gheber, Worshipping the Rising Sun (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; King William IV)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 July 1830
NPG D41006

The Noddle Bazaar, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41017

The Noddle Bazaar

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 September 1830
NPG D41017

An Unsuccessful Appeal, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41019

An Unsuccessful Appeal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 September 1830
NPG D41019

A Masked Battery, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41020

A Masked Battery

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 October 1830
NPG D41020

Sampson and Dalilah, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, after  Thomas McLean - NPG D41029

Sampson and Dalilah

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, after Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 November 1830
NPG D41029

The Judgement of Paris, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41030

The Judgement of Paris

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 November 1830
NPG D41030

The Magic Shot (Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41031

The Magic Shot (Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 December 1830
NPG D41031

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