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Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

(1757-1844), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 70 portraits
Addington was invited to be Prime Minister in 1801, when William Pitt resigned after the King refused to grant Catholic MPs the right to sit in Parliament. Known for his reactionary politics, Addington was opposed to the abolition of slavery and Catholic emancipation.

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The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians, by George Cruikshank, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17902

The Royal Extinguisher, or the King of Brobdingnag & the Lilliputians

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 7 April 1821
NPG D17902

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, by Samuel Cousins, by and published by  Samuel William Reynolds, after  Thomas Clement Thompson - NPG D41680

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

by Samuel Cousins, by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Clement Thompson
mezzotint, published September 1823 (circa 1822)
NPG D41680

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, by Samuel Cousins, by and published by  Samuel William Reynolds, after  Thomas Clement Thompson - NPG D41681

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

by Samuel Cousins, by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Clement Thompson
mezzotint, published September 1823 (circa 1822)
NPG D41681

A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40952

A Small Tea Party of Superannuated Politicians

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 August 1829
NPG D40952

The Noddle Bazaar, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41017

The Noddle Bazaar

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 September 1830
NPG D41017

Guy Fawkes or The Anniversary of the Popish Plot, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41023

Guy Fawkes or The Anniversary of the Popish Plot

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 November 1830
NPG D41023

The Mountain in Labor, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41127

The Mountain in Labor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 April 1832
NPG D41127

Reading the Will of the Late John Bull, Gent, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41175

Reading the Will of the Late John Bull, Gent

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 February 1833
NPG D41175

The Nelson Touch (Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth; Horatio Nelson), after Arthur David McCormick - NPG D38493

The Nelson Touch (Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth; Horatio Nelson)

after Arthur David McCormick
colour relief halftone, published 23 November 1938
NPG D38493

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Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

by James Parker, published by John Boydell, and published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir William Beechey
line engraving, published 4 April 1803
NPG D15569

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