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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck (1802-1848), Statesman and sportsman

Statesman; son of the 4th Duke of Portland; keen supporter of horse-racing; MP for King's Lynn, 1826-48; one of the leaders of the tory party, and a passionate protectionist; helped to oust Peel from the party when the Corn Laws were repealed.

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.