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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), First Lord of the Admiralty

Sitter associated with 24 portraits
First Lord of the Admiralty, 1748-51, 1763, 1771-82. Instituted reforms in naval dockyards with Anson, but was later blamed for the rundown at the time of the American War of Independence. Known as 'Jemmy Twitcher' for his part in the prosecution of his friend Wilkes. The Sandwich Islands were named after him. However, his most lasting contribution to British culture is his invention of the now-familiar snack - the sandwich.

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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by and published by Valentine Green, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 30 August 1774
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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by Robert Stewart
mezzotint, published 1779
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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by Robert Stewart
mezzotint, published 1779
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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by and published by John Keyse Sherwin, after Thomas Gainsborough
line engraving, published 1788
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