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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 169 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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D34956

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey ('Shall I Resign?')

by George Raphael Ward, printed by Dixon & Ross, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Benjamin Robert Haydon
mezzotint, published 1 February 1836
NPG D34956

D41394

Nursery Rhymes No. 2 (Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 December 1836
NPG D41394

D41580

New Game of Snap-Apple

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 July 1840
NPG D41580

D41618

Steering between Scylla and Charybdis

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment
lithograph, published 19 May 1841
NPG D41618

D34954

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by William Say, published by Ackermann & Co, after Frederick Richard Say
mezzotint, published 5 October 1843
NPG D34954

D2185

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Unknown artist
pencil and watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D2185

D46030

Diogenese in Search of an Honest Ministry

by Henry Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 30 April 1827
NPG D46030

D46039

A Modest Request (Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey; Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured lithograph, published 23 March 1832
NPG D46039

D46051

The Modern Canute, or the Just Rebuke

by Criticus
hand-coloured lithograph, circa 1832
NPG D46051

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