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Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

(1770-1828), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 50 portraits
Tory statesman. In office almost continuously for thirty years as Foreign Secretary under Addington (1801-3), was Home Secretary under Pitt (1804) and rose to be Prime Minister from 1812-27. Leading an unusually balanced Tory Cabinet, he steered his administration through the Napoleonic Wars and their turbulent aftermath in the 1820s when there was intense popular agitation in Britain.

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Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 6307

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1790-1800
NPG 6307

The House of Commons 1793-94, by Karl Anton Hickel - NPG 745

The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
NPG 745

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 1695(m)

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Sir George Hayter
pencil, pen and ink, October 1820
NPG 1695(m)

Possibly Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 2662(16)

Possibly Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Sir George Hayter
pencil, ink and wash, 1820
NPG 2662(16)

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1804

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, exhibited 1827
NPG 1804

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12579

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1796
NPG D12579

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by and published by John Young, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D35205

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by and published by John Young, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 14 February 1801 (1790s)
NPG D35205

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12763

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1801
NPG D12763

'Preliminaries of peace! - or - John Bull, and his little friends "marching to Paris"', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12768

'Preliminaries of peace! - or - John Bull, and his little friends "marching to Paris"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 October 1801
NPG D12768

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12769

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1801
NPG D12769

'Sketch of the interior of St Stephens, as it now stands', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12781

'Sketch of the interior of St Stephens, as it now stands'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1802
NPG D12781

'Hope' (William Dickinson; Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12788

'Hope' (William Dickinson; Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 8 April 1802
NPG D12788

'The nursery, with Britannia reposing in peace', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12795

'The nursery, with Britannia reposing in peace'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 4 December 1802
NPG D12795

'A phantasmagoria; - scene - conjuring-up an armed-skeleton', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12799

'A phantasmagoria; - scene - conjuring-up an armed-skeleton'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 5 January 1803
NPG D12799

'Bat-catching', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12801

'Bat-catching'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 January 1803
NPG D12801

'Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion - with the kind offices of young Clysterpipe & little Boney -', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12807

'Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion - with the kind offices of young Clysterpipe & little Boney -'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1803
NPG D12807

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13106

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 May 1804
NPG D13106

'End of the Irish farce of Catholic Emancipation', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13110

'End of the Irish farce of Catholic Emancipation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 17 May 1805
NPG D13110

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12884

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 9 January 1807
NPG D12884

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12885

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 February 1807
NPG D12885

'Charon's boat - or - the ghost's of "All the Talents" taking their last voyage', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12895

'Charon's boat - or - the ghost's of "All the Talents" taking their last voyage'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 16 July 1807
NPG D12895

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12896

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1807
NPG D12896

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Henry Meyer, published by  Robert Cribb, after  John Hoppner - NPG D37372

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Henry Meyer, published by Robert Cribb, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 14 April 1808
NPG D37372

'Delicious dreams! - Castles in the air! - Glorious prospects!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12905

'Delicious dreams! - Castles in the air! - Glorious prospects!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 April 1808
NPG D12905

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12906

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1808
NPG D12906

'Phaeton alarm'd!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13115

'Phaeton alarm'd!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 22 March 1808
NPG D13115

'Disciples catching the mantle: - the spirit of darkness overshadowing the priests of Baal', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13116

'Disciples catching the mantle: - the spirit of darkness overshadowing the priests of Baal'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 June 1808
NPG D13116

'An old English-gentleman pester'd by servants wanting places', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12922

'An old English-gentleman pester'd by servants wanting places'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 May 1809
NPG D12922

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Henry Meyer, published by  Robert Cribb, after  John Hoppner - NPG D3596

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Henry Meyer, published by Robert Cribb, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 14 April 1815
NPG D3596

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Henry Meyer, published by  Robert Cribb, after  John Hoppner - NPG D15706

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Henry Meyer, published by Robert Cribb, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 14 April 1815
NPG D15706

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17911

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published December 1820
NPG D17911

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides, possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17928

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published June 1820
NPG D17928

The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians, by George Cruikshank, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17902

The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 7 April 1821
NPG D17902

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Charles Turner, published by  Colnaghi, Son & Co - NPG D37377

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Charles Turner, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co
mezzotint, published 1 February 1826
NPG D37377

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Charles Turner, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D37375

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1827
NPG D37375

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