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Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

(1765-1802), Whig politician and agriculturist

Sitter associated with 38 portraits
Whig politician and agriculturalist; friend of Charles James Fox and the Prince of Wales; responsible for the building of Russell and Tavistock Squares in London.

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Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, by William Grimaldi, after  John Hoppner - NPG 6296

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

by William Grimaldi, after John Hoppner
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, (1796-1797)
NPG 6296

The Duke of Bedford with his brothers and Miss Vernon, by Valentine Green, published by  Walter Shropshire, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D31620

The Duke of Bedford with his brothers and Miss Vernon

by Valentine Green, published by Walter Shropshire, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1778
NPG D31620

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788, by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('The Bedford Level'), by James Sayers, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D9624

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('The Bedford Level')

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 14 April 1795
NPG D9624

'The Republican rattle-snake fascinating the Bedford-squirrel', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12547

'The Republican rattle-snake fascinating the Bedford-squirrel'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 November 1795
NPG D12547

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12579

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1796
NPG D12579

'The generae of patriotism, - or - the Bloomsbury farmer, planting Bedfordshire wheat', probably by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12407

'The generae of patriotism, - or - the Bloomsbury farmer, planting Bedfordshire wheat'

probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 3 February 1796
NPG D12407

'Pity the sorrows of a poor old man', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12558

'Pity the sorrows of a poor old man'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 February 1796
NPG D12558

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12598

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 February 1797
NPG D12598

'The Gordon-knot, - or - the bonny-duchess hunting the Bedfordshire bull', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12610

'The Gordon-knot, - or - the bonny-duchess hunting the Bedfordshire bull'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 19 April 1797
NPG D12610

'The loyal toast', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12631

'The loyal toast'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 February 1798
NPG D12631

'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12633

'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 March 1798
NPG D12633

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('Membre du Directoire Exécutif'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12638

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('Membre du Directoire Exécutif')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple and etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12638

'Shrine at St Ann's Hill', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12650

'Shrine at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 26 May 1798
NPG D12650

'Pigs meat; - or - the swine flogg'd out of the farm yard', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12654

'Pigs meat; - or - the swine flogg'd out of the farm yard'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 June 1798
NPG D12654

'Nelson's Victory; - or - good-news operating upon loyal-feelings', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12659

'Nelson's Victory; - or - good-news operating upon loyal-feelings'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 October 1798
NPG D12659

'Doublûres of characters; - or - striking resemblances in phisiognomy', by James Gillray, published by  John Wright - NPG D12663

'Doublûres of characters; - or - striking resemblances in phisiognomy'

by James Gillray, published by John Wright
hand-coloured aquatint and soft-ground etching, published 1 November 1798
NPG D12663

'Meeting of the monied interest', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12672

'Meeting of the monied interest'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 13 December 1798
NPG D12672

'The storm rising; - or - the Republican flotilla in danger', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13091

'The storm rising; - or - the Republican flotilla in danger'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1798
NPG D13091

'A charm for a democracy, reviewed, analysed, & destroyed Jany 1st 1799 to the confusion of its affiliated friends', by Thomas Rowlandson, published by  James Whittle - NPG D12677

'A charm for a democracy, reviewed, analysed, & destroyed Jany 1st 1799 to the confusion of its affiliated friends'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by James Whittle
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1799
NPG D12677

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('The affrighted centaur, & lion Britanique'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12691

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('The affrighted centaur, & lion Britanique')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 May 1799
NPG D12691

'Exhibition of a democratic-transparency, - with its effect upon patriotic feelings', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13096

'Exhibition of a democratic-transparency, - with its effect upon patriotic feelings'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 15 April 1799
NPG D13096

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, after W. Kimpton - NPG D16366

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

after W. Kimpton
aquatint, early 19th century
NPG D16366

'The Union Club', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12754

'The Union Club'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1801
NPG D12754

'Integrity retiring from office!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12756

'Integrity retiring from office!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 February 1801
NPG D12756

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12769

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1801
NPG D12769

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, by A. Smith, after  Edward Francisco Burney, after  Joseph Nollekens - NPG D31619

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

by A. Smith, after Edward Francisco Burney, after Joseph Nollekens
line engraving, circa 1802
NPG D31619

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, by Robert Laurie, after  John Eckstein - NPG D8425

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

by Robert Laurie, after John Eckstein
coloured etching, published 1802
NPG D8425

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, by Robert Laurie, after  John Eckstein - NPG D8442

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

by Robert Laurie, after John Eckstein
etching, published 1802
NPG D8442

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('Fat cattle'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12777

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('Fat cattle')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 January 1802
NPG D12777

'L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand cooperation meeting at St Ann's Hill', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13107

'L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand cooperation meeting at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 June 1804
NPG D13107

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, by Charles Picart, after  William Lane - NPG D31618

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

by Charles Picart, after William Lane
stipple engraving, published 1808
NPG D31618

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, by Henry Bone, after  John Hoppner - NPG D17209

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford

by Henry Bone, after John Hoppner
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, April 1824
NPG D17209

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