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William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

(1779-1848), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 159 portraits
Whig MP from 1806, Irish Secretary under Canning, and Home Secretary under Lord Grey, 1830-34. After Grey's resignation he was appointed Prime Minister, a position he held twice between 1834-41. Melbourne was also a mentor and father-figure to the young Queen Victoria.

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A Travestie, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41350

A Travestie

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 November 1835
NPG D41350

Eve Tempting Adam - in Proper Costume! or The Garden of Stratheden, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41356

Eve Tempting Adam - in Proper Costume! or The Garden of Stratheden

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1836
NPG D41356

A Scene of Confusion, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41357

A Scene of Confusion

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1836
NPG D41357

Don Quixote about to Liberate the Galley Slaves, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41358

Don Quixote about to Liberate the Galley Slaves

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1836
NPG D41358

The New Lord Mayor of Dublin (that is to be), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41365

The New Lord Mayor of Dublin (that is to be)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 March 1836
NPG D41365

The Irish Tutor, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41366

The Irish Tutor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 April 1836
NPG D41366

Great Eclipse of 1836 (William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41371

Great Eclipse of 1836 (William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 May 1836
NPG D41371

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

The Rival Newsmongers, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41381

The Rival Newsmongers

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 July 1836
NPG D41381

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

Popular Dance in Fetters, from the Beggars Opera, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41383

Popular Dance in Fetters, from the Beggars Opera

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 August 1836
NPG D41383

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

Descent of the Great Balloon, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41387

Descent of the Great Balloon

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 October 1836
NPG D41387

Nursery Rhymes No. 1, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41393

Nursery Rhymes No. 1

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 28 December 1836
NPG D41393

Nursery Rhymes No. 3 (King William IV; Daniel O'Connell; William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41395

Nursery Rhymes No. 3 (King William IV; Daniel O'Connell; William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 December 1836
NPG D41395

Nursery Rhymes No. 6, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41398

Nursery Rhymes No. 6

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 December 1836
NPG D41398

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

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

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