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Richard Fitzpatrick (1748-1813), General, poet and politician; MP for Tavistock and Bedfordshire

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Fitzpatrick entered Parliament in 1770. He was opposed to the American War of Independence but in 1777 was ordered to join his battalion in America. After his return Fitzpatrick became a leading figure in the Whig opposition. He was brother-in-law to radical politician Charles Fox and the two men became strong political allies. For almost twenty years, Fitzpatrick was at Fox's right hand in opposition to Pitt's first ministry. He supported parliamentary reform and opposed the French war in 1793. In 1806, he became Secretary of War. Fitzpatrick was a founder member of the Whig Club in 1784 and a principal contributor to The Rolliad magazine.

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745

The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
NPG 745

2076

Mr Fox and his Friends

by William Lane
black crayon with red and white heightening on tinted paper, circa 1813
NPG 2076

D12887

'A kick at the Broad-Bottoms! - i.e. - emancipation of "All the Talents &c"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 23 March 1807
NPG D12887

D12888

'The pigs possessed: - or - the Broad Bottom'd litter running headlong into ye sea of perdition'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 April 1807
NPG D12888

D13114

'The funeral procession of Broad-bottom'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 April 1807
NPG D13114

D12906

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1808
NPG D12906

D2346

Richard Fitzpatrick

by Henry Richard Cook, after William Lane
stipple engraving, circa 1813
NPG D2346

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