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John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

(1751-1838), Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 92 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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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

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

The Noddle Bazaar, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41017

The Noddle Bazaar

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 September 1830
NPG D41017

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

Guy Fawkes or The Anniversary of the Popish Plot, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41023

Evidently Not Content, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41032

Evidently Not Content

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 December 1830
NPG D41032

Whig Retrenchment, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41037

Whig Retrenchment

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1830
NPG D41037

The Last of the Boroughbridges, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41047

John Bull trying on his "bra" new Grey "Breeks", by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41051

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

Anticipated Radical Meeting, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41056

Anticipated Radical Meeting

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 April 1831
NPG D41056

May Day, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41060

May Day

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 May 1831
NPG D41060

John Gilpin!!!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41063

John Gilpin!!!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 May 1831
NPG D41063

A Grateful Specimen of The Retort Courteous, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41083

'The Gift of Tongues', by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41103

'The Gift of Tongues'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 November 1831
NPG D41103

O Yes! O Yes! O Yes!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41104

O Yes! O Yes! O Yes!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 December 1831
NPG D41104

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