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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

(1764-1845), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 175 portraits
Grey was the leader of the Whigs from 1806 to 1834. He led the party through the triumph of the Reform Act (1832) which extended the vote to the middle classes and gave representation to Britain's growing industrial towns. A follower of Fox, Grey had argued for constitutional reform since entering Parliament in 1786. He was an ardent supporter of Catholic emancipation and presided over the act to abolish slavery in all British-controlled territories (1833).

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The House of Commons 1793-94, by Karl Anton Hickel - NPG 745

The House of Commons 1793-94

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

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

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
NPG 999

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, attributed to Thomas Phillips - NPG 4137

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

attributed to Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1820
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4137

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, after Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1190

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, (circa 1828)
NPG 1190

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(59)

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, after 1830
NPG 316a(59)

The House of Commons, 1833, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG 3784

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
pencil, 1834
NPG 3784

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by James Sayers, published by  W. Jones - NPG D2816

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by James Sayers, published by W. Jones
etching, published 4 July 1789
NPG D2816

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D17551

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1794 (1793)
NPG D17551

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D17759

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, circa 1794 (1793)
NPG D17759

'The giant factotem amusing himself', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12593

'The giant factotem amusing himself'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1797
NPG D12593

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12598

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 February 1797
NPG D12598

'Midas, transmuting all, into paper', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12603

'Midas, transmuting all, into paper'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 March 1797
NPG D12603

'Parliamentary-reform, - or - opposition-rats, leaving the house they had undermined', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12614

'Parliamentary-reform, - or - opposition-rats, leaving the house they had undermined'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1797
NPG D12614

'The delegates in council or beggars on horseback', by Isaac Cruikshank, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D15627

'The delegates in council or beggars on horseback'

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1797
NPG D15627

'Les membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12637

'Les membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12637

'Stealing off; - or - prudent secession', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12665

'Stealing off; - or - prudent secession'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 6 November 1798
NPG D12665

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, published by P & P Gally, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32137

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

published by P & P Gally, after Unknown artist
hand-coloured etching, early 19th century
NPG D32137

'The worn-out patriot; - or - the last dying speech of the Westminster representative', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12742

'The worn-out patriot; - or - the last dying speech of the Westminster representative'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 October 1800
NPG D12742

'Bat-catching', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12801

'Bat-catching'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 January 1803
NPG D12801

'The state waggoner, and John Bull - or - the waggon too much for the donkeys!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12829

'The state waggoner, and John Bull - or - the waggon too much for the donkeys!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 March 1804
NPG D12829

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13106

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 May 1804
NPG D13106

'L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand cooperation meeting at St Ann's Hill', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13107

'L'assemblée nationale: - or - grand cooperation meeting at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 June 1804
NPG D13107

'Middlesex-election. 1804', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13108

'Middlesex-election. 1804'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 7 August 1804
NPG D13108

'Uncorking old-sherry', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12841

'Uncorking old-sherry'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 10 March 1805
NPG D12841

'The guardian-angel', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12842

'The guardian-angel'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 22 April 1805
NPG D12842

'Political-candour; - i.e. - Coalition-"resolutions" of June 14th 1805. - pro bono publico', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12846

'Political-candour; - i.e. - Coalition-"resolutions" of June 14th 1805. - pro bono publico'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 June 1805
NPG D12846

'The wounded lion', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12847

'The wounded lion'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 July 1805
NPG D12847

'End of the Irish farce of Catholic Emancipation', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13110

'End of the Irish farce of Catholic Emancipation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 17 May 1805
NPG D13110

'The cabinetical-balance', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12859

'The cabinetical-balance'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 February 1806
NPG D12859

'Making-decent; - i.e. - Broad-Bottomites getting into the grand costume', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12860

'Making-decent; - i.e. - Broad-Bottomites getting into the grand costume'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 February 1806
NPG D12860

' - "More pigs than teats", - or - the new litter of hungry grunters, sucking John-Bull's-old-sow to death', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12861

' - "More pigs than teats", - or - the new litter of hungry grunters, sucking John-Bull's-old-sow to death'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 March 1806
NPG D12861

'A tub for the whale', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12862

'A tub for the whale'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 March 1806
NPG D12862

'Visiting the sick', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12871

'Visiting the sick'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 28 July 1806
NPG D12871

'Westminster conscripts under the training act', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12872

'Westminster conscripts under the training act'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1806
NPG D12872

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12884

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 9 January 1807
NPG D12884

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12885

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 February 1807
NPG D12885

'A kick at the Broad-Bottoms! - i.e. - emancipation of "All the Talents &c"', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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

'The pigs possessed: - or - the Broad Bottom'd litter running headlong into ye sea of perdition', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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

'Election-candidates; - or - the Republican-goose at the top of the pole', probably by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12891

'Election-candidates; - or - the Republican-goose at the top of the pole'

probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1807
NPG D12891

'Charon's boat - or - the ghost's of "All the Talents" taking their last voyage', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12895

'Charon's boat - or - the ghost's of "All the Talents" taking their last voyage'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 16 July 1807
NPG D12895

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12896

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1807
NPG D12896

'The funeral procession of Broad-bottom', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13114

'The funeral procession of Broad-bottom'

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

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey when Lord Howick, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D17278

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey when Lord Howick

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1808 (circa 1805)
NPG D17278

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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

'The loyal address! - or - the procession of the Hampshire-hogs from Botley to St James's', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12913

'The loyal address! - or - the procession of the Hampshire-hogs from Botley to St James's'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1808
NPG D12913

'Phaeton alarm'd!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13115

'Phaeton alarm'd!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 22 March 1808
NPG D13115

'Disciples catching the mantle: - the spirit of darkness overshadowing the priests of Baal', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13116

'Disciples catching the mantle: - the spirit of darkness overshadowing the priests of Baal'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 June 1808
NPG D13116

'An old English-gentleman pester'd by servants wanting places', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12922

'An old English-gentleman pester'd by servants wanting places'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 May 1809
NPG D12922

'The introduction of the Pope to the convocation at Oxford, by the Cardinal Broad-Bottom', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12933

'The introduction of the Pope to the convocation at Oxford, by the Cardinal Broad-Bottom'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1809
NPG D12933

'Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13118

'Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 8 August 1810
NPG D13118

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Charles Turner, published by  Anthony Molteno, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D15056

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Charles Turner, published by Anthony Molteno, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 28 May 1811
NPG D15056

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Thomas Hodgetts, after  James Northcote - NPG D2528

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Thomas Hodgetts, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 1817
NPG D2528

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17911

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published December 1820
NPG D17911

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