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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 32 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Statesman and Prime Minister. Forced by opinion on George II to save the nation in 1756, Pitt led the House of Commons and organised the victories of 1759 over France which consolidated British sea power and brought territorial gains in India and Canada. In 1761 he resigned. He returned to office as Prime Minister in 1766, accepting an earldom, only to fall ill and retire. Although suffering from manic-depression, Pitt left his sick bed in 1778 to plead for a tolerant attitude to the British colonists in America. He was the father of William Pitt the younger.

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D32904

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Richard Brompton
line engraving, published 1784
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D32905

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Richard Brompton
line engraving, published 1784
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D12669

'Two pair of portraits'

by James Gillray, published by John Wright
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 1 December 1798
NPG D12669

D13687

'"Two pair of portraits'"

by James Gillray, published by John Wright
etching and engraving, published 1 December 1798
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D17872

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford; James Wolfe; William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Thomas Abiel Prior, after Unknown artist, and after J.S.C. Schaak, and after Richard Brompton
line engraving, mid 19th century
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D32923

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by William Holl Sr, after William Derby, after William Hoare
stipple engraving, published 1832
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D32924

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by G. Gabrielli, after Richard Brompton
etching, published 1875
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D19075

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1754)
NPG D19075

D20361

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1754)
NPG D20361

D9178

Key to 'The Death of Chatham'

by Abraham Raimbach, after John Singleton Copley
engraving, 1794
NPG D9178

D16129

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by William Ridley, published by Vernor & Hood
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1805
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