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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863), Lord Chancellor and politician; son of the painter John Singleton Copley

Lord chancellor; son of the painter, John Singleton Copley; born in Boston, USA; barrister in England, 1804; tory MP from 1818; chief justice of Chester, 1819; solicitor-general, 1819; attorney-general, 1824-6; lord chancellor, 1827-30, 1834-5, and 1841-6; one of the most influential lawyers of the period.


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.