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George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

(1784-1860), Prime Minister

Sitter in 49 portraits
Skilful and conciliatory Foreign Secretary from 1841-46, Gordon supported Peel over the repeal of the Corn Laws, forming a coalition ministry of Whigs and Peelites in 1852.

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Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art', by Pieter Christoffel Wonder - NPG 793

Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, circa 1826
NPG 793

The House of Commons, 1833, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

Members of the House of Lords, attributed to (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank - NPG 2789

Members of the House of Lords

attributed to (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank
pencil and sepia wash, circa 1835
NPG 2789

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846, by John Partridge - NPG 342

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by John Partridge - NPG 343a

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 343a

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - NPG 343b

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b

The Coalition Ministry, 1854, by Sir John Gilbert - NPG 1125

The Coalition Ministry, 1854

by Sir John Gilbert
pencil, pen and ink and wash, 1855
NPG 1125

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854', by William Walker, after  Sir John Gilbert - NPG 1125a

Engraving after 'The Coalition Ministry, 1854'

by William Walker, after Sir John Gilbert
engraving, 1857
NPG 1125a

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by Sir George Scharf - NPG 343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG x14260

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published June 1858
NPG x14260

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax5050

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1 July 1860
NPG Ax5050

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by Charles Turner, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D5604

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1809
NPG D5604

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by Charles Turner, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D7137

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1828
NPG D7137

The Abstruce Joke.  A Scene off Terceira, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40945

The Abstruce Joke. A Scene off Terceira

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published September 1829
NPG D40945

A Political Riddle, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40956

A Political Riddle

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 June 1829
NPG D40956

Raw Head and Bloody Bones, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41001

Raw Head and Bloody Bones

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 June 1830
NPG D41001

The Greek Papers, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41005

The Greek Papers

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 June 1830
NPG D41005

A Masked Battery, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41020

A Masked Battery

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 October 1830
NPG D41020

A Cabinet Picture, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41022

A Cabinet Picture

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 November 1830
NPG D41022

Anticipated Radical Meeting, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41056

Anticipated Radical Meeting

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 April 1831
NPG D41056

Peer=Less Eloquence, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41058

Peer=Less Eloquence

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 April 1831
NPG D41058

The Duel! That did not take place., by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41094

The Duel! That did not take place.

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 October 1831
NPG D41094

'The Gift of Tongues', by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41103

'The Gift of Tongues'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 November 1831
NPG D41103

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by Samuel Cousins, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D7135

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1831
NPG D7135

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by Skelton and Hopwood, published by  Longmans & Co, published by  Goupil & Vibert - NPG D7136

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by Skelton and Hopwood, published by Longmans & Co, published by Goupil & Vibert
stipple and line engraving, 1831
NPG D7136

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by Samuel Cousins, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D7138

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1831
NPG D7138

Un Tableau Vivant, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41117

Un Tableau Vivant

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 March 1832
NPG D41117

Migra-Tory Peers, or The Lords Breaking Up, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41125

Migra-Tory Peers, or The Lords Breaking Up

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 April 1832
NPG D41125

The Mountain in Labor, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41127

The Mountain in Labor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 April 1832
NPG D41127

The Judgement of Midas, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41129

The Judgement of Midas

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 May 1832
NPG D41129

Coroners Inquest Upon the Body of the Late Administration, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41132

Coroners Inquest Upon the Body of the Late Administration

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 May 1832
NPG D41132

A Most Extraordinary Rat!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41136

A Most Extraordinary Rat!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 May 1832
NPG D41136

Who Are "We"?, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41138

Who Are "We"?

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 May 1832
NPG D41138

A Battle Royal or A Set-to for a Crown, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41146

A Battle Royal or A Set-to for a Crown

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 July 1832
NPG D41146

Making a Point, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41159

Making a Point

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 August 1832
NPG D41159

The Waits, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41172

The Waits

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 January 1833
NPG D41172

Reading the Will of the Late John Bull, Gent, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41175

Reading the Will of the Late John Bull, Gent

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 February 1833
NPG D41175

Settling Day at Tattersall's, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41311

Settling Day at Tattersall's

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 March 1835
NPG D41311

A Ticklish Subject, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41444

A Ticklish Subject

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 19 December 1837
NPG D41444

A Disagreeable Position!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41453

A Disagreeable Position!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 February 1838
NPG D41453

Ancient Concerts - A Rehearsal, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41472

Ancient Concerts - A Rehearsal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 May 1838
NPG D41472

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, by Émile Desmaisons - NPG D7134

George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by Émile Desmaisons
lithograph, published 1843
NPG D7134

'The New Ministry - the Cabinet', January 1853, by Frederick James Smyth - NPG D45901

'The New Ministry - the Cabinet', January 1853

by Frederick James Smyth
wood engraving, published 8 January 1853
NPG D45901

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George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published June 1858
NPG x264

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George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen

by and published by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1809
NPG D18761

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Long Expected Come at Last. Or the only Besom of Reform

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1830
NPG D46035

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The Drill

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, published by Thomas McLean
tinted lithograph, published 18 January 1846
NPG D46366

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