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James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

(1728-1799), Irish statesman

Sitter in 11 portraits
Irish statesman and patron of the arts. Caulfield was born in Dublin but spent much of his life travelling abroad and living in London, where he formed a friendship with Henry Grattan and enjoyed the society of Joshua Reynolds, Samuel Johnson and William Hogarth. Greatly concerned with the political condition of Ireland, he returned to Dublin in 1773 and intrigued for Irish independence. He was opposed to Catholic emancipation and union with Britain.

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James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, by JGD, after  Richard Livesay - NPG 176

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by JGD, after Richard Livesay
oil on canvas, circa 1783
NPG 176

'Parody on the School of Athens', by James Scott, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D16142

'Parody on the School of Athens'

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1751)
NPG D16142

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, by John Dean, after  Richard Livesay - NPG D32870

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by John Dean, after Richard Livesay
mezzotint, 1785
NPG D32870

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, by John Dean, after  Richard Livesay - NPG D32871

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by John Dean, after Richard Livesay
mezzotint, 1785
NPG D32871

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, by Henry Bone, possibly after  Richard Cosway - NPG D17664

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by Henry Bone, possibly after Richard Cosway
pen and ink, 1814 (circa 1785)
NPG D17664

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, by Benjamin Smith, after  Horace Hone - NPG D32869

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by Benjamin Smith, after Horace Hone
stipple engraving, published 1814
NPG D32869

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, by William Daniell, after  George Dance - NPG D12053

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 2 April 1814 (August 1795)
NPG D12053

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, by William Daniell, after  George Dance - NPG D12179

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 2 April 1814 (August 1795)
NPG D12179

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, by William Daniell, after  George Dance - NPG D12180

James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 2 April 1814 (August 1795)
NPG D12180

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James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by Thomas Nugent, after Horace Hone
stipple engraving, published 1790
NPG D14137

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James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont

by and published by Thomas Nugent, after Horace Hone
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1790
NPG D20439

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