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Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough) (1733-1805), Lord Chancellor

Sitter associated with 32 portraits
Alexander Wedderburn came from a distinguished Scottish legal family; educated at Edinburgh, he practiced law there until he entered Parliament in 1761, sitting for the Scottish seat of Ayr Burghs. An ambitious lawyer, Wedderburn viewed his parliamentary interests as subservient to his advancement in the legal profession. He served as Solicitor General and Attorney General before receiving a peerage and an appointment as Chief Justice of Common Pleas. He was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1801.

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L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
NPG L146

D12284

'Argus'

by James Gillray, published by W. Renegal
hand-coloured etching, published 15 May 1780
NPG D12284

D12239

'Boring a secret of st[at]e'

by James Sayers
etching, published 8 June 1785
NPG D12239

D13060

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D13060

D12248

'The shadow of opposition'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 31 March 1788
NPG D12248

D12251

'The comet'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 18 February 1789
NPG D12251

D12252

'The Regency twelfth cake not cut up'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 19 February 1789
NPG D12252

D13053

'The funeral procession of Miss Regency'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1789
NPG D13053

D12487

'The noble sans-culotte'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 3 May 1794
NPG D12487

D12249

'The last scene of the managers farce'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 8 May 1795
NPG D12249

D12527

'John Bull ground down'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 June 1795
NPG D12527

D12528

'Presages of the millenium'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 4 June 1795
NPG D12528

D12543

'The Republican attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1795
NPG D12543

D12548

'The royal bull-fight'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 November 1795
NPG D12548

D12551

'The death of the Great Wolf'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 17 December 1795
NPG D12551

D12552

'Substitutes for bread; - or - right honorables, saving the loaves, and dividing the fishes'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 December 1795
NPG D12552

D12579

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1796
NPG D12579

D12576

'Enchantments lately seen upon the mountains of Wales, - or - Shon-ap-Morgan's reconcilement to the fairy princess

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 June 1796
NPG D12576

D12601

'Bank-notes, - paper-money, - French-alarmists, - o, the devil, the devil! - ah! poor John Bull!!!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1797
NPG D12601

D12756

'Integrity retiring from office!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 February 1801
NPG D12756

D14861

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D14861

D39886

Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough)

by and published by Henry Hudson, after Mather Brown
mezzotint, published 25 April 1792
NPG D39886

D39888

Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after James Northcote
line engraving and etching, (circa 1798)
NPG D39888

D39889

Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Jeffryes, after James Northcote
line engraving and etching, published 1 February 1800 (circa 1798)
NPG D39889

D39887

Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough)

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after James Northcote
stipple engraving, published 7 December 1812 (circa 1798)
NPG D39887

D14611

Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough) when Lord Loughborough

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after James Northcote
stipple engraving, published 7 December 1812
NPG D14611

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