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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

George Thompson (1804-1878), Slavery abolitionist

Orator and organizer of the anti-slavery movement; involved in anti-slavery agitation in America; escaped to England, 1835; MP, 1847-52; involved in reform movement and Anti-Corn Law League.

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.