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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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Illustration of the Cork Leg (Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington; John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; John Bull)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 September 1833
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D41242

Drill Extraordinary or University Discipline

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 March 1834
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D41287

Conferring the Honorary Degree of D.C.L. upon the Russian Ambassador

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 December 1834
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D41403

The Cock Pit

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 February 1837
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D36137

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by and published by Charles Picart
line and stipple engraving, published 20 March 1804
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D36138

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by Henry Meyer, published by Colnaghi & Co, after William Owen
mezzotint, published 1 May 1813
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D36133

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after William Behnes
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1818
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D36134

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by William Holl Sr, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after William Behnes
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1818
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D36135

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by Henry Edward Dawe, published by Zachariah Sweet, after Charles Penny
mezzotint, published 16 November 1824
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D36132

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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D36136

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

by James Posselwhite, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Eden Upton Eddis
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1835
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