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William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 67 portraits
Grenville, William Pitt's first cousin, served as Speaker of the House of Commons (1789) and Foreign Secretary (1791-1801). The protégé and loyal follower of his cousin, Grenville was angered by Pitt's failure to oppose Addington and broke with him to join Fox and Grey in opposition. It was as head of the 'Ministry of All the Talents' coalition government, following Pitt's death, that Grenville was Prime Minister from 1806 to 1807. A reluctant leader, he resigned over George III's refusal to agree to Catholic emancipation; his administration nevertheless saw the abolition of British participation in the slave trade.

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D15489

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after William Owen
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1815
NPG D15489

D34922

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by James Fittler, after Unknown sculptor
line engraving, 1823
NPG D34922

D19558

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by Thomas Anthony Dean, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, circa 1829
NPG D19558

D34924

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by Maxim Gauci, after Lady Charlotte Proby
lithograph, 1834
NPG D34924

D34925

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by Maxim Gauci, after Lady Charlotte Proby
lithograph, 1834
NPG D34925

D15304

'End of the Irish invasion; - or - the destruction of the French armada'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 20 January 1797
NPG D15304

D19416

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after William Owen
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1815
NPG D19416