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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

(1780-1845), Speaker of the House of Commons

Sitter associated with 20 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 - NPG 54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG 4026(11)

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Alfred, Count D'Orsay
pencil and chalk, 1837
NPG 4026(11)

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23289

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, circa 1817
NPG D23289

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners'), by and published by Richard Dighton - NPG D13347

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D13347

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13523

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('Elegant manners')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1821
NPG D13523

Make Way for the Speaker, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40981

Make Way for the Speaker

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 February 1830
NPG D40981

Parliamentary Eloquence, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41107

Parliamentary Eloquence

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 24 December 1831
NPG D41107

Caught Napping, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41114

Caught Napping

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 8 February 1832
NPG D41114

New Legislative Assembly. Newfoundland. (The speaker Putting the Question), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Meifred, Lemercier & Co, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41122

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
NPG D41122

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury ('A Parting Compliment'), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41156

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
NPG D41156

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 - NPG D41174

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
NPG D41174

Seconding a Motion or the Party of the Movement, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41217

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
NPG D41217

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Samuel Cousins, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D32593

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 1835 (1833)
NPG D32593

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Colnaghi, Son & Co, after  Henry William Pickersgill - NPG D38202

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Samuel Cousins, published by Colnaghi, Son & Co, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, published 13 April 1835 (1833)
NPG D38202

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Richard James Lane, after  Alfred, Count D'Orsay - NPG D45943

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, (1837)
NPG D45943

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, by Henry Bryan Hall, after  Alfred Edward Chalon - NPG D32592

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Henry Bryan Hall, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 1838
NPG D32592

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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
NPG D8555

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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)
NPG D40782

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Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

by Richard James Lane, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph with some hand-colouring, (1837)
NPG D46226

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