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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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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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