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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Bt (1786-1845), Philanthropist

Influential philanthropist and reformer; MP for Weymouth, 1818-37; advocate of prison reform, and the abolition of slavery and the slave trade; created a baronet, 1840.

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.