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Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

(1770-1844), Parliamentary reformer

Sitter associated with 118 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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Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt ('A Fine Old English Gentleman, One of the Olden Time'), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41415

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt ('A Fine Old English Gentleman, One of the Olden Time')

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 May 1837
NPG D41415

May Day in 1837, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41417

May Day in 1837

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 May 1837
NPG D41417

The Dog & the Shadow (Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt; John Temple Leader), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41418

The Dog & the Shadow (Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt; John Temple Leader)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 May 1837
NPG D41418

A Race for the Westminster Stakes, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41419

A Race for the Westminster Stakes

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 May 1837
NPG D41419

Taking up a Fare, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41420

Taking up a Fare

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 May 1837
NPG D41420

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41421

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 May 1837
NPG D41421

Grinding Young (Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt; John Bull), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41427

Grinding Young (Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt; John Bull)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 July 1837
NPG D41427

John Bull Labouring under Nightmare!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41470

John Bull Labouring under Nightmare!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 2 May 1838
NPG D41470

A Trip to Dover, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41546

A Trip to Dover

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 October 1839
NPG D41546

Omnibus Race, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41567

Omnibus Race

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 April 1840
NPG D41567

The "Dilly" Looking Up, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41576

The "Dilly" Looking Up

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 June 1840
NPG D41576

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D33637

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, after Thomas Stothard
lithograph, published 11 February 1841
NPG D33637

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, after  Thomas Stothard - NPG D41603

Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, after Thomas Stothard
lithograph, published 11 February 1841
NPG D41603

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National Pursuits

by Charles Williams
hand-coloured etching, published for the proprietors of Town Talk 1 April 1812
NPG D46371

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Diogenese in Search of an Honest Ministry

by Henry Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 30 April 1827
NPG D46030

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The Battle of the Petitions, a Farce now performing with great applause at both Houses

published by John Field
hand-coloured etching, published circa March 1829
NPG D46062

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View on the Windsor Road

published by John Field
hand-coloured etching, published circa April 1829
NPG D46063

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The managers last kick, or, the distruction of the boroughmongers

by Charles Jameson Grant, printed by John Quick
woodcut, circa 1832
NPG D46370

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