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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 63 portraits
A skilled statesman and Prime Minister at the age of 37, North was placed in office by George III to contend with the mounting crisis in the American colonies. His imposition of the Tea Tax and other repressive measures against the colonists lead to the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Despite his wish to resign when the war turned against Britain, the King kept him in office; afterwards he claimed to have felt more the agent of the King than a responsible adviser.

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6180

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by Pompeo Batoni
oil on canvas, 1752-1756
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
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3627

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
oil on canvas, 1773-1774
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
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276

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
pastel, (1773-1774)
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L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
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D2826

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1773
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D12283

'John Bull triumphant'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 January 1780
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D2827

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
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D9780

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
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D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
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D12321

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 31 May 1782
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D12982

'Changing places; - alias; Fox stinking the badger out of his nest'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 March 1782
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D12983

'The minister in. The minister out' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1782
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D9540

'A coalition medal struck in brass' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Sayers, published by Edward Hedges
etching and stipple engraving, published 3 March 1783
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D9565

'Qui color ater erat nunc est contrarius atro'

by James Sayers, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 17 March 1783
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D9567

'The Coalition Stagecoach'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 5 May 1783
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D9570

'The mask' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Sayers, published by H. Bretherton
etching and stipple engraving, published 21 May 1783
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D9748

'Carlo Khan's triumphal entry into Leadenhall Street'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 5 December 1783
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D12233

'Razor's levée, or ye heads of a new Whig ad...........n on a broad bottom'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 21 April 1783
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D12332

'A warm birth for the old administration'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 2 April 1783
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D12333

'The lord of the vineyard'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 April 1783
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D12334

'Coalition dance' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 April 1783
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D12337

'The cole-heavers' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 April 1783
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D12339

'The Rt Honble catch singers' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1783
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D12340

'A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 May 1783
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D12343

'Banditti'

by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 22 December 1783
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D12991

'The coalition' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Gillray, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 April 1783
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D15004

'Thunder, lightning and smoke'

published by William Moore, and published by W. Dickie
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1783
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D16765

'Carlo Khan's triumphal entry into Leadenhall Street'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 5 December 1783
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D9752

'Cui bono publico bono' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 9 February 1784
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D12234

'Pand[e]monium'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 12 January 1784
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D12344

'General Blackbeard wounded at the battle of Leadenhall'

by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 5 January 1784
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D35005

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by Thomas Burke, published by William Austin, published by William Dickinson, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
mezzotint, published 20 March 1785 (1773-1774)
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D9549

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 12 April 1785
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D12236

'Cicero in Catilinam'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 17 March 1785
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D12238

'Concerto coalitionale'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 7 June 1785
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D12348

'Morning preparation' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 25 February 1785
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D12349

'Evening consolation' (Edmund Burke; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 25 February 1785
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D12993

'Westminster school. or - Dr Busby settling accounts with Master-Billy and his playmates'

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
hand-coloured etching, published 4 February 1785
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D1360

'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 11 May 1786
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D9574

'The rise of the stocks' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1786
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D13066

'Wife & no wife - or - a trip to the Continent'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 27 March 1786
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D12356

'Anticipation, or the approaching fate of the French Commercial Treaty'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 1787?
NPG D12356

D12362

'The Prince at Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1787
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D12363

'The Prince in Clover'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1787
NPG D12363

D12365

'The sick prince'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 16 June 1787
NPG D12365

D12994

'Dido forsaken'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1787
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D13060

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1787
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D12376

'The Westminster hunt'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 27 April 1788
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D12385

'Bubbles of opposition'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 July 1788
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D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

D12251

'The comet'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 18 February 1789
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D12483

'Jack a' both sides!'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1794
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D35006

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by W.T. Mote, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, Bt
stipple and line engraving, published 1 June 1833 (1773-1774)
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