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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Grote (1794-1871), Classical historian and Liberal politician; MP for City of London

Historian; banker till 1843; friend of Mill and Bentham; original founder of the first London University, 1828-30; active in reform agitation; MP, 1832-41; president of University College, 1868; famous for his History of Greece.

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.