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John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor

Sitter associated with 71 portraits
A prominent political figure, John Scott was considered the greatest lawyer of his time. He developed trademark law by issuing numerous injunctions against merchants who sold goods bearing the name of other traders and also consolidated equity into a working body of legal principles. Scott was called to the Bar in 1776 and entered the House of Commons in 1783. As Attorney General from 1793 to 1799 he conducted the notorious prosecutions for high treason against political dissenters and sympathisers with French republicanism. In 1799 he became Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and was created Baron Eldon. He was Lord Chancellor from 1801 to 1827, under five different Prime Ministers.

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The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
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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
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John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

studio of Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, (1826)
On display at Judges' Lodgings Museum, Lancaster
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D12674

'Evidence to character; - being a portrait of a traitor, by his friends & by himself'

by James Gillray, published by John Wright
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1798
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D12763

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1801
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D19178

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by and published by Charles Picart
line and stipple engraving, 1804
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D12906

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1808
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D13115

'Phaeton alarm'd!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 22 March 1808
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D13116

'Disciples catching the mantle: - the spirit of darkness overshadowing the priests of Baal'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 June 1808
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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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D17928

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published June 1820
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D17902

The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 7 April 1821
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D20424

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by Henry Edward Dawe, published by Zachariah Sweet, after Charles Penny
mezzotint, published March 1825
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D21907

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by Richard James Lane, after James Sayers
lithograph, circa 1825-1850
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D10676

The King Commander in Chief; or, the Upset of the Waterloo-man, Bags & Baggage

by John Phillips, published by George Humphrey
coloured etching, published 8 May 1827
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D15714

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by George Thomas Doo, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, 1827 (1826)
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D13691

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by and published by George Thomas Doo, and published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
line engraving, 1828 (1826)
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D40937

The Prophecy

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 November 1829
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D40938

The Old White Lion

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 July 1829
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D40944

The Mysterious Visit

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 June 1829
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D40952

A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 August 1829
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D40958

Political Harmonics

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 September 1829
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D40968

Consolation, or Otium cum dignitate (John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon)

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 October 1829
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D40975

Le Mort

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 August 1829
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D40942

Damon and Pythias (John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 2 August 1830
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D40974

Bombardment Extraordinary, or Achilles versus Punch

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 January 1830
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D40980

New Police Activity

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 February 1830
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D40991

A Pair of Very Riotous Fellows alias Radicals of the New School

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, circa March 1830
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D41002

San Leopoldo Matamoros or The Princess Charlotte's Own, charging the Holy Alliance

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 June 1830
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D41011

Unholy Alliance or an Ominous Conjunction

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 July 1830
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D41017

The Noddle Bazaar

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 September 1830
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D41019

An Unsuccessful Appeal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 September 1830
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D41023

Guy Fawkes or The Anniversary of the Popish Plot

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 November 1830
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D41032

Evidently Not Content

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 December 1830
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D41037

Whig Retrenchment

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1830
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D41047

The Last of the Boroughbridges

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 March 1831
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D41051

John Bull trying on his "bra" new Grey "Breeks"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 March 1831
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D41055

Leap Frog Down Constitution Hill

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 April 1831
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D41056

Anticipated Radical Meeting

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 April 1831
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D41060

May Day

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 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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D41083

A Grateful Specimen of The Retort Courteous

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 August 1831
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D41103

'The Gift of Tongues'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 November 1831
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D41104

O Yes! O Yes! O Yes!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 December 1831
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D41110

Grand Christmas Pantomine [Pantomime]

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 January 1832
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D41119

An Irish Row

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Meifred, Lemercier & Co, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 March 1832
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D41127

The Mountain in Labor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 April 1832
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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
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D41174

A Peep Behind the Scenes Preparatory to the Reappearance of a Distinguished Performer upon a Popular Stage

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Alfred Ducôte, after Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1833
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D41175

Reading the Will of the Late John Bull, Gent

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 February 1833
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D41179

Administering a Bitter Dose to a Fractious Patient

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 February 1833
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