Sir James Stephen, by Baron Marochetti

Sir James Stephen (1789-1859)

Baron Marochetti (1805-1867)

1858

Marble

29 1/8 in. (740 mm.) high

National Portrait Gallery, London

Father of the editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, and paternal grandfather of Virginia Woolf, Sir James Stephen was a dedicated civil servant and historian whose main contribution was in his "emphasis on the limits of imperial control" (Shaw).

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Caption and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2012.