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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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Coursing Extraordinary, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41476

Coursing Extraordinary

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

Jonah Thrown Overboard, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41484

Jonah Thrown Overboard

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 July 1838
NPG D41484

Dry Nurses, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41485

Dry Nurses

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 July 1838
NPG D41485

Another Peep Into the Play Ground, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41500

Another Peep Into the Play Ground

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1838
NPG D41500

HB Discovered!, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41515

HB Discovered!

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 March 1839
NPG D41515

A Ship in Distress, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41535

A Ship in Distress

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 July 1839
NPG D41535

The Indian Juggler, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41536

The Indian Juggler

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 July 1839
NPG D41536

Symptoms of Insubordination, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41541

Symptoms of Insubordination

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 August 1839
NPG D41541

A Trip to Dover, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41546

A Trip to Dover

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 17 October 1839
NPG D41546

An Irish Wake, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41552

An Irish Wake

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 November 1839
NPG D41552

Tableau from the New Play of "Mary Stewart", by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41564

Tableau from the New Play of "Mary Stewart"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 March 1840
NPG D41564

The Taking of Chusan, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41601

The Taking of Chusan

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1840
NPG D41601

The Waits, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41602

The Waits

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 31 December 1840
NPG D41602

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by George Thomas Payne, published by  Thomas McLean, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D38038

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by George Thomas Payne, published by Thomas McLean, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1 July 1841
NPG D38038

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by William Holl Jr, after  George Richmond - NPG D38039

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by William Holl Jr, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, (1851)
NPG D38039

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John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion & Co
albumen print on photographer's mount, 1861
NPG Ax7292

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Diogenese in Search of an Honest Ministry

by Henry Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 30 April 1827
NPG D46030

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Grand Battle of Lords Spiritual and Temporal or Political courage brought to the Test

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
etching, circa April 1828
NPG D46067

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The Wellinton [Wellington] Testimonial

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by Gabriel Shire Tregear
hand-coloured etching, published May 1829
NPG D46038

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A Turn-Up among the Big 'Uns!!!

by John Phillips, published by John Field
hand-coloured etching, published 26 June 1829
NPG D46041

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