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

Sitter associated with 166 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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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

D17551

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

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

D2185

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

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