1876 Woodburytype of The Right Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole, M.P.
(The Right Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole)

London & Edinburgh: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. A sharp and clear oval Woodburytype portrait of 1876 Woodburytype of The Right Hon. Spencer Horatio Walpole, M.P.; approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" size, on the original heavy paper 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" sheet; Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806-1898) British politician, Home secretary in 1867-1868; Men of the time (1853) described him as: "...one of the most sincere, as well as one of the most individually unobnoxious members of his party. As a lawyer, an essayist, a scholar, and a gentleman, Mr Walpole is respectable; but as a party debater, a wary manoeuvrer, a dexterous master of the prejudices and passions of a popular assembly, he is very deficient." He had acquired a reputation for integrity and lack of partisanship which, combined with his limited ambition and means, made it natural to think of him as a possible speaker from as early as June 1852, an idea which attracted him and which repeatedly surfaced both before and after Palmerston had John Evelyn Denison elected to the office in 1857(DNB); this image from the series of biographical portraits in "Men of Mark..." by Thompson Cooper, Lock & Whitfield photographers; a few light spots to the margins, image not affected; a handsome and striking portrait of the noted British judge in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 19699)


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