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Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844), Parliamentary reformer

Sitter associated with 113 portraits
An aristocrat and an independent MP, Burdett entered Parliament in 1796 to become the most influential radical politician. He championed free speech, personal liberty and radical state prisoners. In 1807, with the help of labour activist Francis Place, Burdett successfully stood for Westminster - a hotbed of radicalism. He was arrested and imprisoned for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates. Burdett became a national celebrity as 'Burdett and Liberty' riots exploded onto London's streets, marking a shift of popular sympathy towards electoral reform.

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D32403

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by William Ward, published by and after John Raphael Smith
mezzotint, published 29 May 1811
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D32404

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by William Sharp, after James Northcote
line engraving, published 1811
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D32405

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by William Sharp, after James Northcote
line engraving, published 1811
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D32400

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, 1820
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D13321

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published January 1820
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D13510

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
etching, published January 1820
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D32401

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Robert Cooper, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1821
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D17900

Grand Entrance to Bamboozl'em

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published February 1821
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D17905

Lucifera's Procession. Fairy-Queen

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 12 May 1821
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D17910

The Effusions of a Troubled Brain, or Evil communications corrupt good Manners

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 10 July 1821
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D32402

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1824
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D13628

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1825
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D40983

A Political Ruse "Ye Bankes & Braes"

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 February 1830
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D41016

A Character-istic Dialogue (Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt; William Cobbett)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 2 September 1830
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D41036

Conversation at Whites (Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt; William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 December 1830
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D41055

Leap Frog Down Constitution Hill

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 April 1831
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D41060

May Day

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 May 1831
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D41061

Leap Frog on a Level. or Going Headlong to the Devil - Pl. 2

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 May 1831
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D41063

John Gilpin!!!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 May 1831
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