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Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt (1768-1843), Lord Mayor of London

Sitter associated with 36 portraits
Served as Lord Mayor of London from 1815 to 1817 and was a Whig MP from 1817 to 1843. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to his uncle, a chemist and druggist in Exeter. He moved to London in 1790 where he continued in this line of trade. In 1802, he patented a colouring matter for beer and went into business with a hop merchant. As Mayor of London Wood took a lead in many city improvements, and gained popularity for the way in which he promoted resistance to repressive government measures and for his campaign against the London underworld. He laid the foundation of a new debtors' prison in Whitecross Street, and encouraged the construction of the new London Bridge and formation of the Post Office.

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D17903b

Mother Cole (Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 26 July 1821
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D17904b

A parting Hug at St Omer!

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 June 1821
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D17905

Lucifera's Procession. Fairy-Queen

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 12 May 1821
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D17906a

A Wooden Substitute, or Any Port in a Storm

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 19 January 1821
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D17907a

Design for a New Coat of Arms. Dedicated to Mothers Wood, Windsor & Co. & all the Fancy Queens.

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 May 1821
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D17908

Delicious Dreams!

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 30 April 1821
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D17910

The Effusions of a Troubled Brain, or Evil communications corrupt good Manners

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 10 July 1821
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D17915a

Meditations at Brandyburgh; or and address to the Sun

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 9 June 1821
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D17916a

A Going! A Going! the last time, A Going! - Down - !!!

by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 13 April 1821
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D17919b

Bat, Cat and Mat (Bartolomeo Pergami; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 1 June 1821
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D17920

Carrying Coals to Newcastle !!

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 16 February 1821
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D17923a

The Man of the Woods & the Cat-o'-mountain (Sir Matthew Wood, Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 27 March 1821
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D17923b

The Q-n's Ass in a Band-box (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 22 January 1821
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D17925a

An Old Friend with a New Face or the Baron in Disguise

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 25 June 1821
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D17929

The C-R-L--E Column (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick; Bartolomeo Pergami)

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 28 February 1821
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D16087

Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt

by Cooper, after Abraham Wivell
stipple engraving, circa 1825-1850
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