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Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753-1816), Politician; MP for Wycombe 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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D12842

'The guardian-angel'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 22 April 1805
NPG D12842

D12869

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

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 June 1806
NPG D12869

D12870

'Sketch for a monument of disappointed-justice'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 July 1806
NPG D12870

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
NPG D12906

D13115

'Phaeton alarm'd!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 22 March 1808
NPG D13115