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Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh) (1769-1822), Statesman

Sitter associated with 41 portraits
Known by his courtesy title 'Lord Castlereagh', Stewart entered Parliament in 1795. He made his mark under Pitt as Chief Secretary for Ireland (1798-1801), crushing the 1798 Rebellion and overseeing the Act of Union (1801), which integrated Ireland and England and abolished the Irish Parliament. Whist Foreign Secretary (1812-22) he was responsible for uniting the powers that overthrew Napoleon, and became the chief architect of the Treaty of Vienna, (1815) playing a key role in redrawing the boundaries of Europe, and promoting diplomacy by conference, whilst maintaining British prestige as a world power. Sensitive and melancholy, Castlereagh had a mental breakdown and committed suicide whilst in office in 1822.

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D37414

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Georg Siegmund Facius, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Joseph Nollekens
stipple engraving, published 17 December 1814
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D5103

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Henry Meyer, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1814
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D5104

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Henry Meyer, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1814
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D15857

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 21 April 1814
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D16053

'Marriage of the Princess Charlotte of Wales to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg'

by Robert Hicks, published by Nuttall, Fisher & Dixon, after William Marshall Craig
stipple and line engraving, published April 1818
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D36701

A May Day Garland for 1820

published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published May 1820
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D17928

The Time Piece! & Cunning Jack o' both sides

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published June 1820
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Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 21 July 1821
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D13516

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by and published by Richard Dighton
etching, published 21 July 1821
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D13517

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 21 July 1821
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D17902

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

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 7 April 1821
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D37410

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by and published by John Cochran
stipple engraving, published 27 August 1822
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D37413

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1822
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D20569

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by or after Richard Dighton
coloured etching, 1822 or after
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D37411

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by William Bond, by William Bennett, after James Stephanoff
hand-coloured aquatint, published 1824
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D3608

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by John Richardson Jackson, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1843
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D16094

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by John Richardson Jackson, published by Graves & Warmsley, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1843
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D12084

Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1854 (1794)
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