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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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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
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D12756

'Integrity retiring from office!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 February 1801
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D14861

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 10 May 1787
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D39886

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

by and published by Henry Hudson, after Mather Brown
mezzotint, published 25 April 1792
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D39888

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

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