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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

(1784-1865), Prime Minister

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 146 portraits
Politician who served twice as Prime Minister. He was in government office almost continuously from 1807 until his death in 1865, beginning his parliamentary career as a Tory and concluding it as a Liberal. He served successively as: Secretary at War (1809-28); Foreign Secretary (1830-41 and 1846-51); Home Secretary (1853-5) and Prime Minister (1855-8 and 1859-65). He is best remembered for his direction of British foreign policy through a period when the United Kingdom was at the height of its colonial power. His vigorous policy of intervention, often controversial at the time, made him one of the greatest Victorian statesman and among the most powerful figures in European politics.

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Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Herbert Watkins - NPG x11978

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 30 March 1857
NPG x11978

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by and after Herbert Watkins - NPG x11979

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by and after Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s (30 March 1857)
NPG x11979

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x11967

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x11967

'The Political Deerfoot', after Unknown artist - NPG x197097

'The Political Deerfoot'

after Unknown artist
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s
NPG x197097

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax11975

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax11975

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax29683

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG Ax29683

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Paul Emile Chappuis - NPG Ax17747

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Paul Emile Chappuis
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax17747

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax17784

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax17784

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Camille Silvy - NPG x11972

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x11972

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Camille Silvy - NPG x11974

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x11974

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Camille Silvy - NPG x17023

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x17023

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x11977

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen print on paper mount, 1860-1865
NPG x11977

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x134622

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG x134622

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x139651

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x139651

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Camille Silvy - NPG x11973

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x11973

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