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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878), Prime Minister and writer

Statesman; son of the 6th Duke of Bedford; whig MP from 1813; strenuous advocate of reform; member of the cabinet from 1832; prime minister, 1846-52, and 1865-6; one of the most influential statesmen of his 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.