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George Canning (1770-1827), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 42 portraits
After a brief period following the Whigs, Canning entered Parliament in 1793 as a disciple of William Pitt. He is remembered as the architect of Britain's liberal foreign policy after the Napoleonic Wars, and for supporting the Greeks in their struggle against the Ottomans and the Latin American colonies against Spain and Portugal. Canning clashed with Lord Castlereagh over war strategy and fought a duel with him in 1809. After Castlereagh's death in 1822 he was again Foreign Secretary until he was appointed Prime Minister in 1827.

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D12922

'An old English-gentleman pester'd by servants wanting places'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 May 1809
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D12933

'The introduction of the Pope to the convocation at Oxford, by the Cardinal Broad-Bottom'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1809
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D32588

George Canning

by William Say, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1813
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D32587

George Canning

by Antoine Maurin, printed by François Le Villain
lithograph, 1820s
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D36701

A May Day Garland for 1820

published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published May 1820
NPG D36701

D17928

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published June 1820
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D22563

George Canning

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
etching, (1821)
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D15490

George Canning

by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
etching, (1821)
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D32581

George Canning

by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, published 1824
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D32580

George Canning

by Pierre Louis ('Henri') Grevedon, published by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte
lithograph, 1827
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D32584

George Canning

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1827
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D32585

George Canning

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1827
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D32586

George Canning

by Antoine Maurin, or by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, printed by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co, published by Godefroy Engelmann
lithograph, published 1827
NPG D32586

D10676

The King Commander in Chief; or, the Upset of the Waterloo-man, Bags & Baggage

by John Phillips, published by George Humphrey
coloured etching, published 8 May 1827
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D36106

George Canning

possibly by Thomas Wells Ingram
bronze medal, 1827
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D42246

George Canning

by Unknown artist
bronze medallion, 1827 or after
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D1207

George Canning

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1827
NPG D1207

D1208

George Canning

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1827
NPG D1208

D40936

The Apparition. A Cabinet Picture from the Downing St Collection

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published November 1829
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D41004

Scene from a Suppressed Tragedy entitled The Turco Greek Conspiracy

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 June 1830
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