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William Cobbett (1763-1835), Journalist, agriculturalist and politician; MP for Oldham

Sitter associated with 54 portraits
A political journalist and farmer, Cobbett was one of the most influential radicals in the decades before the Reform Act (1832). Initially a Tory supporter, he launched his weekly Political Register (1802-35) with the help of Pitt and Canning. In 1816, the price of the Political Register was drastically reduced to ensure it reached the working classes. In his Rural Rides (1830) Cobbett continued to champion the rural poor. As an advocate of political reform he was frequently controversial though his writing was also nostalgic for a simpler rural past.

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D12927

'The life of William Cobbett - written by himself. No 4' (William Cobbett)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 September 1809
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D12928

'The life of William Cobbett - written by himself. No 5' (William Cobbett; Sir Charles Morgan (né Gould), 1st Bt)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 September 1809
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D12929

'The life of William Cobbett - written by himself. No 6'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 September 1809
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D12930

'The life of William Cobbett - written by himself. No 7'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 September 1809
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D12931

'The life of William Cobbett - written by himself. No 8'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 September 1809
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D2090

William Cobbett

by G.V. Palmer, after G.M. Brighty
line engraving, published 1817
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D17911

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published December 1820
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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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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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D33663

Possibly William Cobbett

by Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1830s
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D40990

William Cobbett ('Cobbett's Lectures')

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 March 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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D33662

William Cobbett

by Nicolas Eustache Maurin, after George Cooke
lithograph, 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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D41070

A Tale of a Cab. or The Tables turned in Arlington Street

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 June 1831
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D41129

The Judgement of Midas

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 May 1832
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D41144

Lineal Descent of the Crown (William Cobbett; Joseph Hume; Daniel O'Connell' Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 28 June 1832
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D41145

A Study of a Picture of Oliver Cromwell Dissolving the Parliament (William Cobbett; Leslie Grove Jones)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 June 1832
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D41176

'You May Know a Man by the Company he Keeps'

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 February 1833
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