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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax (1800-1885), Whig politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer

Statesman; MP from 1826; served in the administrations of Grey and Melbourne; chancellor of the exchequer, 1846-52; president of the board of control, 1852-5; first lord of the admiralty, 1855-8; secretary of state for India, 1859-66; raised to the peerage, 1866; lord privy seal, 1870-4.

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.