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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning (1812-1862), Governor-General and first viceroy of India

Governor-general of India; third son of the statesman, George Canning; governor-general of India, 1856-62, during the Mutiny and other troubles; showed great firmness, and instituted several notable reforms.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.