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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby (1799-1869), Prime Minister

Prime minister; leader of the tory party after Peel's fall, 1846; prime minister, 1852, 1858-9, and 1866-8; one of the leading political figures of the age; published miscellaneous works, including a version of the Iliad.

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.