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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

(1713-1792), Prime Minister

Sitter in 12 portraits
Prime Minister, 1762-3. Unpopular as a Scot and for his influence on the young George III, Bute was blamed for making peace with France in 1763 at the expense of Prussia and was forced to resign, but continued to retain the King's confidence despite criticism of his role in public affairs. A passionate botanist and distinguished patron of the arts.

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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, by Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 3938

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1773
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3938

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, by William Wynne Ryland, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D32472

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

by William Wynne Ryland, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, published 1763 (1760)
NPG D32472

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D935

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1763
NPG D935

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D936

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1763
NPG D936

'John Bull triumphant', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12283

'John Bull triumphant'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 January 1780
NPG D12283

'Argus', by James Gillray, published by  W. Renegal - NPG D12284

'Argus'

by James Gillray, published by W. Renegal
hand-coloured etching, published 15 May 1780
NPG D12284

'A warm birth for the old administration', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12332

'A warm birth for the old administration'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 2 April 1783
NPG D12332

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, by Caroline Watson, published by  Robert John Thornton, after  Allan Ramsay, and after  Thomas Uwins - NPG D34333

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

by Caroline Watson, published by Robert John Thornton, after Allan Ramsay, and after Thomas Uwins
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1805
NPG D34333

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, by Kirkwood, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D4420

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

by Kirkwood, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D4420

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, by W.T. Mote, after  William Derby, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D32471

John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

by W.T. Mote, after William Derby, after Allan Ramsay
stipple engraving, published 1831
NPG D32471

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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1763
NPG D19372

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