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Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753-1816), Politician and scientist

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
Politician, scientist and leading member of the reforming London Revolution Society 1788-91. Stanhope laid out the Society's principles, which asserted that all civil and political authority derived from the people, that the abuse of power justified resistance and that trial by jury, freedom of the press and freedom of elections should always be held sacred. He was satirised in popular prints as 'Citizen Stanhope' because of his democratic principles but the society, though shortlived, was influential in framing Britain's reaction to the French Revolution.

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L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
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1075

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (nee Reynolds)
pencil and wash, 1858-1862
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1075a

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
engraving, 1862
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D32257

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

by Thomas Watson, published by Walter Shropshire, after Antoine Daniel Prud'homme
mezzotint, published 1 November 1775
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D9146

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

by Thomas Watson, after Antoine Daniel Prud'homme
mezzotint, published 1775
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D9950

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
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D6871

'Frontispiece to the 2d Edition of Ld St....e's Observations on Mr Pitt's Plans of Finance'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1786
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D9951

'Frontispiece to the 2d Edition of Ld St....e's Observations on Mr Pitt's Plans of Finance'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1786
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D12254

'The repeal of the test act a vision'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 16 February 1790
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D13081

'Blue and buff charity; - or - the patriarch of the Greek clergy applying for relief'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 June 1793
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D9954

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope ('Anacharsis Cloots')

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
soft-ground etching, published 12 May 1794
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D12257

'John Bull's sacrifice to Janus'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 17 March 1794
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D12487

'The noble sans-culotte'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 3 May 1794
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D12490

'The eruption of the mountain, - or - the horrors of the 'Bocca del Inferno'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 25 July 1794
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D9953

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope ('The St.....e a Republican gunboat')

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 14 April 1795
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D12260

'French invasion upon Dutch bottoms'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 14 April 1795
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D12517

'The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 February 1795
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D12519

'Patriotic regeneration, - viz. - Parliament reform'd, a la francois, - that is - honest men (ie - Opposition) in the seat of justice'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 2 March 1795
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D12520

'The prophet of Hebrews, - the prince of peace - conducting the Jews to the promis'd-land'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 March 1795
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D12528

'Presages of the millenium'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 4 June 1795
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D12543

'The Republican attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1795
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D12548

'The royal bull-fight'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 November 1795
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D13083

'Light expelling darkness, - evaporation of stygian exhalations, - or - the sun of the constitution, rising superior to the clouds of opposition'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, soft-ground etching and engraving, published 30 April 1795
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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
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D12560

'Democratic levelling; - alliance a la francoise; - or - the union of the coronet and clyster-pipe'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 March 1796
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D12598

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 February 1797
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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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D12637

'Les membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 April 1798
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D12672

'Meeting of the monied interest'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 13 December 1798
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D13096

'Exhibition of a democratic-transparency, - with its effect upon patriotic feelings'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 15 April 1799
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D12754

'The Union Club'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1801
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D12769

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1801
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D13036

'Scientific researches! - new discoveries in pneumaticks! - or - an experimental lecture on the powers of air'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 May 1802
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D13106

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 May 1804
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D12842

'The guardian-angel'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 22 April 1805
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D12869

'Bruin in his boat, - or - the manager in distress'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 June 1806
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D12870

'Sketch for a monument of disappointed-justice'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 July 1806
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D12906

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1808
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D13115

'Phaeton alarm'd!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 22 March 1808
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