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John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

(1792-1840), Governor-General of Canada

Sitter in 60 portraits
Entered Parliament as an MP in 1813. In 1816 he married Louisa Grey, daughter of Earl Grey. He was appointed Lord Privy Seal in Grey's cabinet in 1830, and helped draft the Reform Bill two years later. In 1833, Lambton resigned from the Cabinet after a series of bereavements; he was raised to the House of Lords later that year. In 1837, he became Governor in Chief of British North America and was sent to Canada to investigate rebellions there. His report recommended the union of Lower and Upper Canada as a step to a union of all the British North American provinces. It also recommended a modified form of responsible government, which was implemented, and by 1847 Canada was a functioning democracy.

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John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, replica by Thomas Phillips - NPG 2547

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

replica by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1820 (1819)
NPG 2547

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D1813

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, (1819)
NPG D1813

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D1814

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, (1819)
NPG D1814

Scene from a Suppressed Tragedy entitled The Turco Greek Conspiracy, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41004

Scene from a Suppressed Tragedy entitled The Turco Greek Conspiracy

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 June 1830
NPG D41004

Unholy Alliance or an Ominous Conjunction, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41011

Unholy Alliance or an Ominous Conjunction

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 July 1830
NPG D41011

An Unsuccessful Appeal, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41019

An Unsuccessful Appeal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 September 1830
NPG D41019

Sampson and Dalilah, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, after  Thomas McLean - NPG D41029

Sampson and Dalilah

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, after Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 November 1830
NPG D41029

Drawing for the Twelfth Cake.  A Hint to Cabinet Makers, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41035

Drawing for the Twelfth Cake. A Hint to Cabinet Makers

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 December 1830
NPG D41035

A Palpable Bolt or The danger of putting a high spirited Animal upon his mettle, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41042

A Palpable Bolt or The danger of putting a high spirited Animal upon his mettle

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 February 1831
NPG D41042

Leap Frog Down Constitution Hill, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41055

Leap Frog Down Constitution Hill

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 April 1831
NPG D41055

The Rival Mount O'Banks.  or The Dorsetshire Juggler, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41065

The Rival Mount O'Banks. or The Dorsetshire Juggler

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 May 1831
NPG D41065

The Tricoloured Witches, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41068

The Tricoloured Witches

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 June 1831
NPG D41068

'"A Tale of a Tub" and the Moral of the Tail!', by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41069

'"A Tale of a Tub" and the Moral of the Tail!'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 June 1831
NPG D41069

'A Will O'The Wisp.', by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41085

'A Will O'The Wisp.'

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 August 1831
NPG D41085

Going to a Half Crown-ation, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41088

Going to a Half Crown-ation

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 September 1831
NPG D41088

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Charles Turner, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D1815

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1831
NPG D1815

Conspiracy to Blow Up the Parliament, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41124

Conspiracy to Blow Up the Parliament

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 April 1832
NPG D41124

The Judgement of Midas, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41129

The Judgement of Midas

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 May 1832
NPG D41129

The Great Stalking Horse, a Modern Antique, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41130

The Great Stalking Horse, a Modern Antique

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 May 1832
NPG D41130

A Melancholy Consolation, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41131

A Melancholy Consolation

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 May 1832
NPG D41131

New Reform Coach, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41142

New Reform Coach

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 June 1832
NPG D41142

Mazeppa. Plate 2nd., by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41163

Mazeppa. Plate 2nd.

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 September 1832
NPG D41163

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham ('Macbeth'), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41227

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham ('Macbeth')

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 December 1833
NPG D41227

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, after Unknown artist - NPG D16367

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

after Unknown artist
wood engraving, 1833-1840
NPG D16367

Brothers in Misfortune (John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham; Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41232

Brothers in Misfortune (John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham; Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 January 1834
NPG D41232

The Rivals, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41252

The Rivals

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 April 1834
NPG D41252

In Silence Eloquent (John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham; John Bull; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41279

In Silence Eloquent (John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham; John Bull; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 November 1834
NPG D41279

Hide & Seek (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41280

Hide & Seek (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 November 1834
NPG D41280

Vaux Hunting or The Newest Version of Tally Ho!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41281

Vaux Hunting or The Newest Version of Tally Ho!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 November 1834
NPG D41281

Trois Dogs, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41284

Trois Dogs

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 November 1834
NPG D41284

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Richard James Lane, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D45924

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, (8 March 1834)
NPG D45924

Coalition, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41301

Coalition

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 19 January 1835
NPG D41301

Extraordinary Meeting of Leaders of Opposition, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41309

Extraordinary Meeting of Leaders of Opposition

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 March 1835
NPG D41309

Jack in Office, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41324

Jack in Office

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 April 1835
NPG D41324

Reconciliation between Peachem and Lockit, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41332

Reconciliation between Peachem and Lockit

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 June 1835
NPG D41332

The Reform Bill Receiving the King's Assent by Royal Commission, 7 June 1832, by William Walker, by  Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after  Samuel William Reynolds - NPG D10714

The Reform Bill Receiving the King's Assent by Royal Commission, 7 June 1832

by William Walker, by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, after Samuel William Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1836
NPG D10714

The Newest Universal Medicine (John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41428

The Newest Universal Medicine (John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 July 1837
NPG D41428

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Charles Edward Wagstaff, published by  Hodgson & Graves, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D36048

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 11 June 1838
NPG D36048

Old and Young Stagers, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41454

Old and Young Stagers

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 February 1838
NPG D41454

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