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George Tierney

(1761-1830), Politician; MP for Southwark and Knaresborough

Sitter associated with 50 portraits
An opponent of Pitt, with whom he fought a duel in 1798. Tierney was leader of the Whig opposition, 1812-21, and Master of the Mint under Canning in 1827.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

George Tierney, by William Behnes - NPG 173

George Tierney

by William Behnes
marble bust, 1822
NPG 173

George Tierney ('The friend of humanity and the knife-grinder'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12626

George Tierney ('The friend of humanity and the knife-grinder')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 December 1797
NPG D12626

George Tierney, by William Nutter, published by  W. Matthews, after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG D39608

George Tierney

by William Nutter, published by W. Matthews, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 7 May 1798
NPG D39608

'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12633

'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 March 1798
NPG D12633

George Tierney ('Le boureau'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12641

George Tierney ('Le boureau')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple and etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12641

'Shrine at St Ann's Hill', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12650

'Shrine at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 26 May 1798
NPG D12650

'The explanation', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12651

'The explanation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 May 1798
NPG D12651

'Pigs meat; - or - the swine flogg'd out of the farm yard', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12654

'Pigs meat; - or - the swine flogg'd out of the farm yard'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 June 1798
NPG D12654

'Nelson's Victory; - or - good-news operating upon loyal-feelings', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12659

'Nelson's Victory; - or - good-news operating upon loyal-feelings'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 October 1798
NPG D12659

'Doublûres of characters; - or - striking resemblances in phisiognomy', by James Gillray, published by  John Wright - NPG D12663

'Doublûres of characters; - or - striking resemblances in phisiognomy'

by James Gillray, published by John Wright
hand-coloured aquatint and soft-ground etching, published 1 November 1798
NPG D12663

'Stealing off; - or - prudent secession', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12665

'Stealing off; - or - prudent secession'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 6 November 1798
NPG D12665

'Meeting of the monied interest', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12672

'Meeting of the monied interest'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 13 December 1798
NPG D12672

'Horrors of the Irish-Union; - botheration of poor Pat - or - a whisper across the Channel', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12673

'Horrors of the Irish-Union; - botheration of poor Pat - or - a whisper across the Channel'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 December 1798
NPG D12673

'Evidence to character; - being a portrait of a traitor, by his friends & by himself', by James Gillray, published by  John Wright - NPG D12674

'Evidence to character; - being a portrait of a traitor, by his friends & by himself'

by James Gillray, published by John Wright
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1798
NPG D12674

'The storm rising; - or - the Republican flotilla in danger', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13091

'The storm rising; - or - the Republican flotilla in danger'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1798
NPG D13091

'A charm for a democracy, reviewed, analysed, & destroyed Jany 1st 1799 to the confusion of its affiliated friends', by Thomas Rowlandson, published by  James Whittle - NPG D12677

'A charm for a democracy, reviewed, analysed, & destroyed Jany 1st 1799 to the confusion of its affiliated friends'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by James Whittle
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1799
NPG D12677

'Harpyes defiling the feast' (George Tierney; George Shuckburgh; Joseph Jekyll), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12688

'Harpyes defiling the feast' (George Tierney; George Shuckburgh; Joseph Jekyll)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 May 1799
NPG D12688

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