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William Cobbett

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

Sitter associated with 55 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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March of Reform, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41187

March of Reform

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 28 March 1833
NPG D41187

The Nursery, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41194

The Nursery

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 May 1833
NPG D41194

The Turnstile. A Picturesque Simile., by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41197

The Turnstile. A Picturesque Simile.

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 May 1833
NPG D41197

The Gridiron, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Alfred Ducôte, after  Thomas McLean - NPG D41219

The Gridiron

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Alfred Ducôte, after Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 28 August 1833
NPG D41219

Demolishing a Prude, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41240

Demolishing a Prude

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 March 1834
NPG D41240

William Cobbett, published by James Fraser, after  Daniel Maclise - NPG D34568

William Cobbett

published by James Fraser, after Daniel Maclise
lithograph, published 1835
NPG D34568

Original Design for a King's Arms (William Cobbett; Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41308

Original Design for a King's Arms (William Cobbett; Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 February 1835
NPG D41308

Settling Day at Tattersall's, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41311

Settling Day at Tattersall's

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 March 1835
NPG D41311

William Cobbett, by Daniel Maclise - NPG D4939

William Cobbett

by Daniel Maclise
etching, published 1835
NPG D4939

William Cobbett, by Unknown artist - NPG D20841

William Cobbett

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, September 1838
NPG D20841

William Cobbett, by F. Croall, after  Unknown artist - NPG D7609

William Cobbett

by F. Croall, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1840s-1850s
NPG D7609

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William Cobbett

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by Colnaghi & Co, after John Raphael Smith
stipple engraving, published 15 December 1801
NPG D20425

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The Political Bellman

by Robert Seymour, published by E. King
hand-coloured etching, circa January 1828
NPG D46052

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William Cobbett

by Daniel Maclise, published by James Fraser
lithograph, published 1835
NPG D16096

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