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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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Grand Christmas Pantomine [Pantomime], by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41110

Grand Christmas Pantomine [Pantomime]

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 January 1832
NPG D41110

An Irish Row, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Meifred, Lemercier & Co, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41119

An Irish Row

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Meifred, Lemercier & Co, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 March 1832
NPG D41119

The Mountain in Labor, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41127

The Mountain in Labor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 April 1832
NPG D41127

The Great Stalking Horse, a Modern Antique, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41130

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 - NPG 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
NPG D41174

Reading the Will of the Late John Bull, Gent, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41175

Administering a Bitter Dose to a Fractious Patient, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41179

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 - NPG D41222

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
NPG D41222

Drill Extraordinary or University Discipline, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41242

Drill Extraordinary or University Discipline

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 March 1834
NPG D41242

Conferring the Honorary Degree of D.C.L. upon the Russian Ambassador, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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
NPG D41287

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, by James Posselwhite, published by  Colnaghi, Son & Co, after  Eden Upton Eddis - NPG 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
NPG D36136

The Cock Pit, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41403

The Cock Pit

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 February 1837
NPG D41403

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Characters in the New Piece Now Performing at the Theatre Royal Cotten Garden 1820

published by John Marshall Jr
hand-coloured etching, published 6 November 1820
NPG D46025b

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The Milan Garland or Revels round the Vice Post

by Charles Williams, published by John Johnston
hand-coloured etching, published July 1820
NPG D46028

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The Broken Crown or, The Disasters of a Green-Bag Chief!!!

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by Orlando Hodgson
hand-coloured etching and letterpress, circa November-December 1820
NPG D46037

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All a Bottle of Smoke!! or John Bull and the Secret Committee

published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published July 1820
NPG D46058

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The Pilot Lost and the National Steamboat in Danger

by Charles Williams, published by Samuel Knight
hand-coloured etching, published August 1827
NPG D46027

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Diogenese in Search of an Honest Ministry

by Henry Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 30 April 1827
NPG D46030

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The Game Cock and the Dunghills

by Henry Heath, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1827
NPG D46031

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George and the Dragon

by Henry Heath, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1827
NPG D46032

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