Lord John Russell. Premier 1849.
A rare mezzotint, Plate 363 x 251mm. 14¼ x 10". Trimmed close to the platemark.
Lord John Russell (1792-1878), the English Whig and Liberal politician who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the 19th century. His first premiership (1846-1852) came following the resignation of Peel after the repeal of the Corn Laws. He was responsible for reforms to the working hours in the 1847 Factory Act and for the passing of the Public Health Act of 1848. His ministry also ended restrictions on colonial trade by repealing the Navigation Acts of 1849.
[Ref: 19672] £220.00