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John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton (1731-1783), Solicitor-General

Sitter in 14 portraits
Lawyer and Member of Parliament; one of the most powerful orators of his time and a strong defender of the liberty of the individual against the powers of the Crown and government. Solicitor-general in the Duke of Grafton's administration, 1768-70, but better known for his celebrated Parliamentary resolution, carried in 1780, that 'the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished'.

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John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, circa 1774
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 102

D9562

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D9562

D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

D12305

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

D12315

'Jove in his chair'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 11 September 1782
NPG D12315

D12324

'Guy Vaux'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published circa June 1782
NPG D12324

D16764

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D16764

D12233

'Razor's levée, or ye heads of a new Whig ad...........n on a broad bottom'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 21 April 1783
NPG D12233

D12343

'Banditti'

by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 22 December 1783
NPG D12343

D19651

John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

by and published by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1787 (circa 1772)
NPG D19651

D7395

John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by Thomas Macklin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1790
NPG D7395

D7400

Junius

by G.F. Storm, printed by S.H. Hawkins, published by John Britton, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1847 (1787-1788)
NPG D7400

D37177

'Junius'

by G.F. Storm, printed by S.H. Hawkins, published by John Britton, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1847 (1787-1788)
NPG D37177

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