Lord Sherbrooke

Lord Sherbrooke

Edward Linley Sambourne (1844-1910)

Wood engraving

Punch (4 December 1880): 262

“Now raised so high he tries to show
He quite forgets he e’er was Lowe.”

“Punch’s Fancy Portraits. — No. 10”

Robert Lowe, 1st Viscount Sherbrooke (1811-1892), a major figure in late-Victorian politics, served as in Gladstone’s cabinets variously as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He made important contributions to both commercial law and education policy. [Commentary continues below. Mouse over the text for links.]

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Image capture and text by George P. Landow, with the additional comment below by Shirley Nicholson.