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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

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

Halifax appears in three group paintings: 'The Reform Banquet, 1832' by B. R. Haydon in the collection of Lady Mary Howick, etched by F. Bromley, published J. C. Bromley, 1835 (example in NPG), engraved and published by J. C. Bromley, 1837 (example in British Museum); 'The House of Commons, 1860' by J. Phillip in the Houses of Parliament, engraved by T. O. Barlow, published Agnew, 1866 (example in NPG); and 'The Marriage of the Prince of Wales, 1863' by W. P. Frith in the Royal Collection, exhibited RA, 1865 (52), engraved by W. H. Simmons, published H. Graves, 1870 (example in NPG); Halifax is also represented in 'The Coronation of Queen Victoria', print by G. Baxter, published Baxter, 1841 (example in British Museum); there are several caricature drawings by J. Doyle in the British Museum; a miniature by Sir W. C. Ross was exhibited VE, 1892 (530), lent by the 2nd Viscount Halifax; a miniature by E. Tayler was exhibited RA, 1875 (1123); an engraving by W. Walker was published Walker, 1856 (example in NPG); a coloured lithograph by Ape (C. Pellegrini) was published Vanity Fair, 6 August 1870, as 'Statesmen no.58'; a woodcut was published ILN, XVIII (1851), 153; there are two photographs in the NPG.

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.