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Miscellaneous drawings: The Parnell Commission, Members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons by Sydney Prior Hall, circa 1886-1903


88 Portraits in set

These drawings, include preparatory sketches made for The Graphic, recording the proceedings of the Parnell Commission. The Commission was set up in 1888 to investigate accusations against the leader of the Irish nationalists, Charles Stewart Parnell by The Times, who had published a fascimile letter in 1887 purportedly signed by Parnell and approving of assassinations carried out in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Not less than 450 witnesses answered almost 100,000 questions during the proceedings that lasted 14 months. A Dublin journalist confessed to having forged the incriminating letter.

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William Ewart Gladstone, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2309

William Ewart Gladstone

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1875-1900
NPG 2309

William Ewart Gladstone, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2310

William Ewart Gladstone

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1875-1900
NPG 2310

James Hannen, Baron Hannen, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2305

James Hannen, Baron Hannen

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1875-1900
NPG 2305

Sir Frank Lockwood, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2298

Sir Frank Lockwood

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1875-1900
NPG 2298

Sir Frank Lockwood, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2306

Sir Frank Lockwood

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1875-1900
NPG 2306

John Thomas, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2380

John Thomas

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1887
NPG 2380

John Elliott Burns, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2290

John Elliott Burns

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2290

William Graham, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2294

William Graham

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, related to drawing published in The Graphic 22 September 1888
NPG 2294

Henry du Pré Labouchère, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2283

Henry du Pré Labouchère

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2283

Thomas Power O'Connor, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2297

Thomas Power O'Connor

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, 1888-1889
NPG 2297