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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

(1732-1792), Prime Minister

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 64 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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'Morning preparation' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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
NPG D12348

'Evening consolation' (Edmund Burke; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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
NPG D12349

'Westminster school. or - Dr Busby settling accounts with Master-Billy and his playmates', by James Gillray, published by  James Ridgway - NPG 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
NPG D12993

'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D1360

'The political-banditti assailing the saviour of India'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 11 May 1786
NPG D1360

'The rise of the stocks' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford), by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG 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
NPG D9574

'Wife & no wife - or - a trip to the Continent', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D13066

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

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 27 March 1786
NPG D13066

'Anticipation, or the approaching fate of the French Commercial Treaty', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG 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

'The Prince at Grasse', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12362

'The Prince at Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1787
NPG D12362

'The Prince in Clover', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12363

'The Prince in Clover'

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

'The sick prince', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12365

'The sick prince'

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

'Dido forsaken', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12994

'Dido forsaken'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1787
NPG D12994

'Ancient music', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13060

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D13060

'The Westminster hunt', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12376

'The Westminster hunt'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 27 April 1788
NPG D12376

'Bubbles of opposition', by James Gillray - NPG D12385

'Bubbles of opposition'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 July 1788
NPG D12385

'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 - NPG 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

'The comet', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12251

'The comet'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 18 February 1789
NPG D12251

'Jack a' both sides!', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12483

'Jack a' both sides!'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1794
NPG D12483

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, by W.T. Mote, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  William Derby, after  Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) - NPG D35006

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by W.T. Mote, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
stipple and line engraving, published 1 June 1833 (1773-1774)
NPG D35006

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