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Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough (1760-1838), Paymaster General, art connoisseur, Chief Secretary for Ireland and politician; MP for Rye, Midhurst, Wendover and Haslemere
Sitter in 10 portraits
Charles Long was a Tory statesman. The personal friend of Pitt, he held various offices from 1806 until 1826, when he was created a peer. In retirement he devoted himself to the arts, acquiring a considerable collection of pictures and sculpture. Long was an acknowledged connoisseur and a friend of George IV whose taste he influenced in the decoration of the royal palaces. He was a trustee of the National Gallery and the British Museum.