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63 People in sitter grouping:

Holland House set

Holland House, a grand Jacobean mansion in Kensington built c.1605, was home to the Holland House set, which centred on its residents, Henry Richard Fox, 3rd Baron Holland and his wife Elizabeth Vassall Fox, Lady Holland. From 1797, until the death of Lady Holland in 1840, which had been closely preceded by the death of the Baron, the Holland's hosted an extraordinary group of politicians, writers, poets, historians and doctors- brought in to combat the Baron's extreme hypochondria. Membership of the set required a certain amount of talent and aristocratic breeding, and it became home to the key British and foreign intellectuals of the day, who gathered to dine and discuss history, literature and politics. With no strict religious agenda, the most common bond and topic of conversation at the evenings was often Whiggist politics and developments in government. The set was celebrated, long after its end, as Britain's closest thing to a continental salon, representing a strong political and social force.

Henry Grattan

Irish statesman
Sitter associated with 26 portraits

Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville

Diarist and clerk to the council
Sitter in 2 portraits

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 173 portraits

Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey

Secretary for the Colonies
Sitter associated with 34 portraits

George Grote

Classical historian and Liberal politician; MP for City of London
Sitter in 15 portraits

Henry Hallam

Sitter in 13 portraits

James Hare

Social celebrity and politician
Sitter in 2 portraits

Henry Richard Fox (later Vassall), 3rd Baron Holland

Whig statesman and patron of art and letters
Sitter associated with 53 portraits

Elizabeth Vassall Fox (née Vassall), Lady Holland (formerly Webster)

Political and literary hostess; former wife of Sir Godfrey Webster, and later wife of 3rd Baron Holland
Sitter in 4 portraits

Francis Horner

Political economist
Sitter in 5 portraits

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey

Scottish judge and critic; editor of the 'Edinburgh Review'
Sitter in 11 portraits

Lady Caroline Lamb

Novelist; Wife of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Sitter in 2 portraits

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

Politician, Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Lord President of the Council
Sitter associated with 75 portraits

James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale

Scottish politician and author of 'Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth'
Sitter associated with 35 portraits

Louis-Philippe I, King of the French

King of France 1830-1848
Sitter associated with 20 portraits

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

Historian, poet and politician; MP for Calne, Leeds and Edinburgh
Sitter in 26 portraits

Sir James Mackintosh

Sitter in 7 portraits

Edward Maltby

Bishop of Durham
Sitter in 1 portrait

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 141 portraits

Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon

Whig politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter associated with 81 portraits