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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

(1708-1778), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 33 portraits
Artist associated with 1 portrait
Statesman and Prime Minister. Forced by opinion on George II to save the nation in 1756, Pitt led the House of Commons and organised the victories of 1759 over France which consolidated British sea power and brought territorial gains in India and Canada. In 1761 he resigned. He returned to office as Prime Minister in 1766, accepting an earldom, only to fall ill and retire. Although suffering from manic-depression, Pitt left his sick bed in 1778 to plead for a tolerant attitude to the British colonists in America. He was the father of William Pitt the younger.

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William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, studio of William Hoare - NPG 1050

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

studio of William Hoare
oil on canvas, circa 1754
NPG 1050

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Joseph Wilton - NPG 6081

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Joseph Wilton
marble bust, circa 1766 or after
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6081

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, after Richard Brompton - NPG 259

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

after Richard Brompton
oil on canvas, (1772)
NPG 259

The Death of the Earl of Chatham, by John Singleton Copley - NPG L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L146

Verse by William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, after William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham - NPG D21413

Verse by William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

after William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
etching, (1750)
NPG D21413

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  William Hoare - NPG D32919

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1754)
NPG D32919

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D32922

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (1754)
NPG D32922

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D1278

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1754)
NPG D1278

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D1279

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1754)
NPG D1279

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D1280

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1754)
NPG D1280

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by 'Tom Trueblue', after  William Hoare - NPG D1281

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by 'Tom Trueblue', after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1754)
NPG D1281

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D2058

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, (circa 1754)
NPG D2058

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by R. Sisson, after  William Hoare - NPG D32920

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by R. Sisson, after William Hoare
mezzotint, 1761
NPG D32920

'The Times', Plate 1, by William Hogarth - NPG D21366

'The Times', Plate 1

by William Hogarth
etching and engraving, published 1762
NPG D21366

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by Richard Houston, after  William Hoare - NPG D32925

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by Richard Houston, after William Hoare
mezzotint, 1766
NPG D32925

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by John Keyse Sherwin, after  Richard Brompton - NPG D32032

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Richard Brompton
line engraving, published 1778
NPG D32032

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by John Keyse Sherwin, after  Richard Brompton - NPG D2057

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Richard Brompton
line engraving, published 1778
NPG D2057

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, by and published by John Keyse Sherwin, after  Richard Brompton - NPG D19880

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham

by and published by John Keyse Sherwin, after Richard Brompton
line engraving, published 1778
NPG D19880

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