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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Arthur Roebuck (1802-1879), Politician; MP for Bath and Sheffield

Politician; barrister, 1831; MP from 1832; disciple of Bentham; advocated advanced and radical policies; defended his status as an 'independent member'; in later life became increasingly conservative.

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.