Gladstone's Cabinet of 1868
1 of 12 portraits of Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare
Gladstone's Cabinet of 1868
by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1869-1874
80 1/2 in. x 125 in. (2045 mm x 3175 mm)
Artistback to top
- Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819-1908), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Henry Austin Bruce, 1st Baron Aberdare (1815-1895), Politician, Home Secretary and Lord President of the Council; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 12 portraits. Identify
- George Douglas Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll (1823-1900), Politician, Lord Privy Seal and Secretary of State for India and writer on science, religion, and politics. Sitter in 32 portraits. Identify
- John Bright (1811-1889), Statesman and orator. Sitter associated with 96 portraits. Identify
- Edward Cardwell, Viscount Cardwell (1813-1886), Politician; MP for several constituencies and Secretary of State for War. Sitter in 24 portraits. Identify
- Chichester Samuel Parkinson-Fortescue, Baron Carlingford and 2nd Baron Clermont (1823-1898), Politician; MP for County Louth; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 18 portraits. Identify
- Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (1827-1896), Statesman. Sitter associated with 19 portraits. Identify
- George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon (1800-1870), Diplomat and politician; Foreign Secretary and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Sitter in 16 portraits. Identify
- Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908), Politician and Captain; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 56 portraits. Identify
- George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon and 3rd Earl de Grey (1827-1909), Viceroy of India; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 22 portraits. Identify
- William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898), Prime Minister and writer; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter associated with 321 portraits. Identify
- George Joachim Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen (1831-1907), Financier and Liberal politician; MP for City of London and Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 38 portraits. Identify
- Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville (1815-1891), Politician, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and leader of the Liberal party; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter associated with 52 portraits. Identify
- William Page Wood, Baron Hatherley (1801-1881), Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 8 portraits. Identify
- John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (1826-1902), Politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies and Foreign Secretary; ex-officio Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 16 portraits. Identify
- Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke (1811-1892), Liberal politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 34 portraits. Identify
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 722
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1869back to top
Current affairsGladstone introduces the Irish Church Disestablishment Act, which disestablishes the Church of Ireland, disassociating it from the state and repealing the paying of tithes to the Anglican Church of Ireland.
Girton College is founded in Cambridge by Barbara Bodichon and Emily Davies, the first residential college for women in England; women were granted full membership to the University in 1948.
Art and scienceRussian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev invents the periodic table of elements, which arranges elements within a group in order of their atomic mass.
The British scientist Mary Somerville publishes her last book On Molecular and Microscopic Science.
Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir paint together in the open air at La Grenouillère, developing the Impressionist style.
InternationalThe Suez canal opens, linking the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez with the Mediterranean Sea, and transforming trade routes between Europe and Asia as merchants no longer had to circumvent Africa. The canal was largely in British and French control until Egyptian nationalisation in 1956, which sparked off the international Suez crisis.
Serialisation of Leo Tolstoy's epic novel of Russian society during the Napoleonic wars, War and Peace finishes.
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