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George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex (1757-1839), Lord-Lieutenant of Hereford

Sitter in 7 portraits
Essex owned Landseer's The Cat's Claw (1824), a violent picture of a monkey burning a cat on a stove. Despite this patronage, Landseer does not hesitate to mock the Earl's girth and baldness. At the age of eighty, Essex caused a scandal by marrying the singer Kitty Stephens (aged forty-four), just three months after the death of his first wife.

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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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3097(6)

George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex

by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
ink and wash, circa 1830-1835
NPG 3097(6)

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George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex

by Henry Bone, after John Hoppner
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1812 (exhibited 1809)
NPG D17683

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George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex

possibly after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D36576

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George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex

by and published by Charles Turner, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1812 (1806)
NPG D36575

D36573

George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex; Elizabeth Monson (née Capel), Lady Monson

by and published by Charles Turner, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 14 July 1817 (1767)
NPG D36573

D36574

George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex; Elizabeth Monson (née Capel), Lady Monson

by and published by Charles Turner, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 14 July 1817 (1767)
NPG D36574