'Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli MP', 1834. Portrait of British Conservative statesman and writer Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), later the Earl of Beaconsfield. First elected to Parliament in 1837, Disraeli was twice Prime Minister of Britain, first in 1868 and then again between 1874 and 1880. Under his Conservative government, the British Empire expanded and in 1876 he conferred on Queen Victoria the title Empress of India. From "Portraits by Count D'Orsay", an album assembled by Lady Georgiana Codrington. [1850s]

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