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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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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 - NPG 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

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 - NPG 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

New Game of Snap-Apple, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG 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

Steering between Scylla and Charybdis, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment - NPG 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

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by William Say, published by  Ackermann & Co, after  Frederick Richard Say - NPG D34954

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

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

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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

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

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Diogenese in Search of an Honest Ministry

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

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Grand Battle of Lords Spiritual and Temporal or Political courage brought to the Test

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
etching, circa April 1828
NPG D46067

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Rebellion in the School of Reform

published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 21 March 1831
NPG D46059

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The Old Grey Hen and Chickens

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 13 February 1831
NPG D46072

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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

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The Modern Canute, or the Just Rebuke

by Criticus
hand-coloured lithograph, circa 1832
NPG D46051

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A sketch for a National Monument, or William the Fourth on his Grey Charger

probably by T.C. Wilson, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured lithograph, circa May 1832
NPG D46054

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Battle Royal Between the Whig National School Boys & the Tory Charity Crabs

by and published by Gabriel Shire Tregear, and by Charles Jameson Grant
hand-coloured lithograph, published May 1832
NPG D46056

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The managers last kick, or, the distruction of the boroughmongers

by Charles Jameson Grant, printed by John Quick
woodcut, circa 1832
NPG D46370

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