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John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

(1772-1863), Lord Chancellor and politician; son of the painter John Singleton Copley

Sitter associated with 96 portraits
A barrister, he came to prominence in 1812 with his successful defence of one of the leading Luddites, John Ingham, charged with the capital offences of rioting and destroying machinery. As an MP from 1818 he held many influential positions including Lord Chancellor (three times) and Chief Baron of the Exchequer. He served, unusually, under both Tory and Whig governments but was loyal to the Tory party. It was said of him that his 'path to power was through the wreck of all political consistency'. Thus he argued passionately against Catholic emancipation in 1827, and for it in 1829, while in the Reform Bill debates of 1831-2 he was first against, and later for, reform.

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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

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 2662(7)

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Sir George Hayter
pen and ink and wash, circa 1820
NPG 2662(7)

The House of Commons, 1833, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Felix Roffe - NPG 4121

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Felix Roffe
watercolour, corners diagonally cut, circa 1836
NPG 4121

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846, by John Partridge - NPG 342

The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by John Partridge - NPG 343a

'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by John Partridge
oil on paper, circa 1846
On display in Room 21 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 343a

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha - NPG 343b

Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(4)

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, 8 April 1857
NPG P301(4)

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846', by Sir George Scharf - NPG 343c

Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG Ax7902

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7902

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by (George) Herbert Watkins - NPG Ax7903

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by (George) Herbert Watkins
albumen print, 1857
NPG Ax7903

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax29645

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29645

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by  A. Marion & Co - NPG x132391

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion & Co
albumen print on photographer's mount, 1861
NPG x132391

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Mayall - NPG x197129

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG x197129

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Thomas Woolnoth, published by  Charles Sweet - NPG D38037

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Charles Sweet
stipple engraving, published February 1829
NPG D38037

The Apparition.  A Cabinet Picture from the Downing St Collection, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40936

The Apparition. A Cabinet Picture from the Downing St Collection

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published November 1829
NPG D40936

The Old White Lion, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40938

The Old White Lion

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 July 1829
NPG D40938

The Mysterious Visit, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40944

The Mysterious Visit

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 June 1829
NPG D40944

A Broad Hint, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40948

A Broad Hint

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 July 1829
NPG D40948

The Affidavit, by John ('HB') Doyle - NPG D40957

The Affidavit

by John ('HB') Doyle
lithograph, circa June 1829
NPG D40957

A Scene in the Court of Chancery, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40962

A Scene in the Court of Chancery

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, 1829
NPG D40962

Bombardment Extraordinary, or Achilles versus Punch, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40974

Bombardment Extraordinary, or Achilles versus Punch

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 20 January 1830
NPG D40974

The Woolsack, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40995

The Woolsack

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 April 1830
NPG D40995

A Royal Commission, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41008

A Royal Commission

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 July 1830
NPG D41008

A Masked Battery, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41020

A Masked Battery

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 October 1830
NPG D41020

A Cabinet Picture, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41022

A Cabinet Picture

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 November 1830
NPG D41022

Whig Retrenchment, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41037

Whig Retrenchment

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1830
NPG D41037

The Mountain in Labor, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41127

The Mountain in Labor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 April 1832
NPG D41127

Coroners Inquest Upon the Body of the Late Administration, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41132

Coroners Inquest Upon the Body of the Late Administration

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 May 1832
NPG D41132

Scene from Cinderella, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41135

Scene from Cinderella

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 May 1832
NPG D41135

A Most Extraordinary Rat!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41136

A Most Extraordinary Rat!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 May 1832
NPG D41136

Reading the Will of the Late John Bull, Gent, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41175

Reading the Will of the Late John Bull, Gent

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 February 1833
NPG D41175

The Grim Grey Woman - No. 2, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41191

The Grim Grey Woman - No. 2

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 April 1833
NPG D41191

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Richard James Lane, published by  John Mitchell, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D45944

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Richard James Lane, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, (1835)
NPG D45944

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Richard James Lane, printed by  Graf & Soret, published by  John Mitchell, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D38036

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, published by John Mitchell, after Alfred Edward Chalon
lithograph, published 30 March 1836
NPG D38036

The Death of Caesar, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41368

The Death of Caesar

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 April 1836
NPG D41368

A Mis-representation of the Ghost Scene in Hamlet, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41372

A Mis-representation of the Ghost Scene in Hamlet

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 June 1836
NPG D41372

A Battering Train, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41374

A Battering Train

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 June 1836
NPG D41374

A Gentle Warning!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41380

A Gentle Warning!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 July 1836
NPG D41380

Sharp Practice, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41382

Sharp Practice

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 July 1836
NPG D41382

Hounds on a Wrong Scent, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41385

Hounds on a Wrong Scent

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 August 1836
NPG D41385

The Murder of the Innocents, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41386

The Murder of the Innocents

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 August 1836
NPG D41386

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Richard James Lane, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D21835

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred Edward Chalon
lithograph, published 1836
NPG D21835

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Richard James Lane, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D21999

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred Edward Chalon
lithograph, published 1836
NPG D21999

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Richard James Lane, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D22252

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred Edward Chalon
lithograph, published 1836
NPG D22252

The Cock Pit, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41403

The Cock Pit

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 February 1837
NPG D41403

Going to the Fair with it, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41411

Going to the Fair with it

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 March 1837
NPG D41411

Fancy Ball - Jim Crow Dance & Chorus, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41412

Fancy Ball - Jim Crow Dance & Chorus

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 April 1837
NPG D41412

Something Between the Sublime & the Ridiculous, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41413

Something Between the Sublime & the Ridiculous

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 April 1837
NPG D41413

Taking up a Fare, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41420

Taking up a Fare

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 May 1837
NPG D41420

Ancient Concerts - A Rehearsal, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41472

Ancient Concerts - A Rehearsal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 May 1838
NPG D41472

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