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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 82 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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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

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

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

D41368

The Death of Caesar

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

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

D41374

A Battering Train

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

D41380

A Gentle Warning!

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

D41382

Sharp Practice

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

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

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

D21835

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

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

D21999

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

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

D22252

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

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

D41403

The Cock Pit

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

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

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

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

D41420

Taking up a Fare

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

D41472

Ancient Concerts - A Rehearsal

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

D41476

Coursing Extraordinary

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 June 1838
NPG D41476

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