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18 People in sitter grouping: Mince-pie administration

The Mince-Pie Administration was a short-lived term for what would become the successful leadership of parliament under William Pitt. Formed in 1783 to stand with King George III against the new coalition ministry, it is thought the group's name was coined by the Whig hostess Lady Frances Crewe, who, like many others, believed that the alternative ministry led by Charles Fox would succeed, and that this new administration would not last the Christmas period. This however was not the case, and by March 1784 Pitt had won a general election against Fox with a comfortable majority.

William Pitt

1759-1806
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 167 portraits

Richard Pepper Arden, 1st Baron Alvanley

1744-1804
Judge
Sitter in 14 portraits

George Nugent Temple Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham

1753-1813
Politician; MP for Buckinghamshire and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Sitter in 33 portraits

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

1714-1794
Lord Chancellor
Sitter associated with 29 portraits

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

1815-1891
Politician; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and leader of the Liberal party
Sitter associated with 45 portraits

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

1759-1834
Prime Minister
Sitter associated with 67 portraits

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

1726-1799
Admiral
Sitter in 18 portraits

Lloyd Kenyon, 1st Baron Kenyon

1732-1802
Lord Chief Justice
Sitter in 7 portraits

Francis Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds

1751-1799
Foreign Secretary
Sitter associated with 9 portraits

Sir Archibald MacDonald, 1st Bt

1747-1826
Judge and politician
Sitter in 7 portraits

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

1742-1811
Statesman
Sitter associated with 80 portraits

Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox

1735-1806
Field Marshal, ambassador to France and politician; Secretary of State for the Southern Department
Sitter in 26 portraits

George Rose

1744-1818
Statesman
Sitter associated with 14 portraits

Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland

1754-1787
Sitter in 4 portraits

Thomas Steele

1753-1823
Secretary to the Treasury
Sitter in 1 portrait

Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney

1733-1800
Statesman
Sitter in 14 portraits

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

1731-1806
Lord Chancellor
Sitter in 36 portraits

Sir George Yonge, 5th Bt

1731-1812
Governor of Cape of Good Hope
Sitter associated with 4 portraits