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John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

(1751-1838), Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 93 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 Mysterious Visit, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40944

The Mysterious Visit

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 June 1829
NPG D40944

A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D40952

Political Harmonics, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40958

Political Harmonics

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 September 1829
NPG D40958

Consolation, or Otium cum dignitate (John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon), by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D40968

Le Mort, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40975

Le Mort

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 August 1829
NPG D40975

A Legal Point, or

A Legal Point, or "Cedant arma togae" (John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington)

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 August 1829
NPG D46040

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon ('The Man Wot Drives the Opposition'), by John Phillips, after  S. Gans - NPG D46045

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon ('The Man Wot Drives the Opposition')

by John Phillips, after S. Gans
hand-coloured etching, published April 1829
NPG D46045

Farmer Encombe setting on the famous Cumberland terrier to drag the Great Hanover Rat out of mischief, possibly by John Phillips, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D46050

Farmer Encombe setting on the famous Cumberland terrier to drag the Great Hanover Rat out of mischief

possibly by John Phillips, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published March 1829
NPG D46050

Shrove Tuesday all the year round - a Cock wot everyone throws at, probably by Robert Seymour - NPG D46053

Shrove Tuesday all the year round - a Cock wot everyone throws at

probably by Robert Seymour
hand-coloured etching, circa July 1829
NPG D46053

The Battle of the Petitions, a Farce now performing with great applause at both Houses, published by John Field - NPG D46062

The Battle of the Petitions, a Farce now performing with great applause at both Houses

published by John Field
hand-coloured etching, published circa March 1829
NPG D46062

View on the Windsor Road, published by John Field - NPG D46063

View on the Windsor Road

published by John Field
hand-coloured etching, published circa April 1829
NPG D46063

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 - NPG 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
NPG D40942

Bombardment Extraordinary, or Achilles versus Punch, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40974

Bombardment Extraordinary, or Achilles versus Punch

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 January 1830
NPG D40974

New Police Activity, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40980

New Police Activity

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 February 1830
NPG D40980

A Pair of Very Riotous Fellows alias Radicals of the New School, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D40991

San Leopoldo Matamoros or The Princess Charlotte's Own, charging the Holy Alliance, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41002

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