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Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

(1731-1806), Lord Chancellor

Sitter in 37 portraits
Lord Chancellor, constitutionalist and anti-reformer. He opposed reform in Ireland and defended the interests of the slave-trader. His political principles were merely a high view of royal prerogative and an aversion to change. 'No man ever was so wise as Thurlow looks' (Fox)

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The Death of the Earl of Chatham, by John Singleton Copley - NPG 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
NPG L146

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, studio of Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 395

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

studio of Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, (1803)
NPG 395

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by Thomas Phillips - NPG 249

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1806
NPG 249

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by John Charles Felix Rossi - NPG 5238

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by John Charles Felix Rossi
artificial stone bust, 1809
NPG 5238

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by  Antonio Poggi, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D40326

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by Antonio Poggi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving and etching, 1782
NPG D40326

'Banco to the knave', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12305

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

'The Prince at Grasse', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12362

'The Prince at Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1787
NPG D12362

'The Prince in Clover', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12363

'The Prince in Clover'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1787
NPG D12363

'The sick prince', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12365

'The sick prince'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 16 June 1787
NPG D12365

'Ancient music', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13060

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D13060

'The impeachment', by James Sayers - NPG D12245

'The impeachment'

by James Sayers
etching, 1788?
NPG D12245

'There's more ways than one' (Charles James Fox; William Pitt; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12373

'There's more ways than one' (Charles James Fox; William Pitt; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 February 1788
NPG D12373

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12374

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1788
NPG D12374

'The Westminster hunt', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12376

'The Westminster hunt'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 27 April 1788
NPG D12376

'Market day', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12377

'Market day'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1788
NPG D12377

'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12378

'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 6 May 1788
NPG D12378

'Camera-obscura', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12380

'Camera-obscura'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 9 March 1788
NPG D12380

'State-jugglers', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12381

'State-jugglers'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 16 May 1788
NPG D12381

'-Coaches', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12383

'-Coaches'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1788
NPG D12383

'A dish of mutton-chop's' (William Pitt; Warren Hastings; King George III; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12393

'A dish of mutton-chop's' (William Pitt; Warren Hastings; King George III; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 28 March 1788
NPG D12393

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr', by James Gillray - NPG D12943

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa February 1788
NPG D12943

'Barataria', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12253

'Barataria'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 11 March 1789
NPG D12253

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by James Gillray, published by  James Aitken - NPG D12971

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 27 June 1789
NPG D12971

'John-Bull, baited by the dogs of excise', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12408

'John-Bull, baited by the dogs of excise'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 9 April 1790
NPG D12408

'Wierd sisters; ministers of darkness; minions of the moon', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12436

'Wierd sisters; ministers of darkness; minions of the moon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 23 December 1791
NPG D12436

Death of the Earl of Chatham (includes William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and 55 other sitters), by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D18117

Death of the Earl of Chatham (includes William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and 55 other sitters)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Singleton Copley
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D18117

'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12457

'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1792
NPG D12457

'Sin, Death, and the Devil', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12458

'Sin, Death, and the Devil'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1792
NPG D12458

'The last scene of the managers farce', by James Sayers, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12249

'The last scene of the managers farce'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 8 May 1795
NPG D12249

'Achitophel an old jew scribe lately turned Greek', by James Sayers, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12263

'Achitophel an old jew scribe lately turned Greek'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 11 July 1804
NPG D12263

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by Charles Turner, published by  Robert Cribb, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D40324

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by Charles Turner, published by Robert Cribb, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 24 July 1808 (1806)
NPG D40324

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by James Godby, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  William Evans, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D40325

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 11 May 1809
NPG D40325

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by James Godby, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  William Evans, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D14204

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published 11 May 1809
NPG D14204

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D19825

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1820
NPG D19825

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'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D14861

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