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John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham (1792-1840), Governor-General of Canada

Sitter in 54 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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D41496

Scene from Macbeth - Banquo's Ghost

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 December 1838
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D41497

A Row in the Play-Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 December 1838
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D41499

The Duenna (Queen Victoria; William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne; John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
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D41500

Another Peep Into the Play Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
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D1816

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 11 June 1838
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D1817

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 11 June 1838
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D41502

A Deserter

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 January 1839
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D41504

A Coachman Wanted - Candidates for the Place

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 January 1839
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D41505

The Dis-Organist

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 January 1839
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D41508

The Rival Quixotes (John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 February 1839
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D41512

A Triangular Duel

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 March 1839
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D41520

Don Giovanni in London

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 April 1839
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D41545

Practising for the Tournament!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 August 1839
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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
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