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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury (1780-1845), Speaker of the House of Commons

Sitter associated with 18 portraits
A barrister, Manners Sutton was elected as a Tory MP in 1806. In parliament he served as Judge Advocate General, responsible for judicial functions in the British Army from 1809 to 1817 and was admitted to the Privy Council in 1809. He spoke against parliamentary reform and concessions to Roman Catholics. In 1817 he was elected Speaker of the House of Commons, a post he held for seventeen years. During the political crisis surrounding the Reform Act of 1832 he allowed his name to be put forward as a possible candidate for prime minister in an anti-Reform Tory ministry. However, this did not come to pass, and the victorious Whigs voted him out of the Speakership in 1835.

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The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
pencil and chalk, 1837
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, circa 1817
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
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D40981

Make Way for the Speaker

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 February 1830
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Parliamentary Eloquence

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 December 1831
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D41114

Caught Napping

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 February 1832
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New Legislative Assembly. Newfoundland. (The speaker Putting the Question)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Meifred, Lemercier & Co, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 March 1832
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('A Parting Compliment')

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 August 1832
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A Peep Behind the Scenes Preparatory to the Reappearance of a Distinguished Performer upon a Popular Stage

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Alfred Ducôte, after Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 January 1833
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Seconding a Motion or the Party of the Movement

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 16 August 1833
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1835 (1833)
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 13 April 1835 (1833)
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Henry Bryan Hall, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 1838
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 13 April 1835 (1833)
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