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John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

(1792-1840), Governor-General of Canada

Sitter in 60 portraits
Entered Parliament as an MP in 1813. In 1816 he married Louisa Grey, daughter of Earl Grey. He was appointed Lord Privy Seal in Grey's cabinet in 1830, and helped draft the Reform Bill two years later. In 1833, Lambton resigned from the Cabinet after a series of bereavements; he was raised to the House of Lords later that year. In 1837, he became Governor in Chief of British North America and was sent to Canada to investigate rebellions there. His report recommended the union of Lower and Upper Canada as a step to a union of all the British North American provinces. It also recommended a modified form of responsible government, which was implemented, and by 1847 Canada was a functioning democracy.

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John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, replica by Thomas Phillips - NPG 2547

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

replica by Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, 1820 (1819)
NPG 2547

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D1813

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, (1819)
NPG D1813

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D1814

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, (1819)
NPG D1814

Scene from a Suppressed Tragedy entitled The Turco Greek Conspiracy, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41004

Scene from a Suppressed Tragedy entitled The Turco Greek Conspiracy

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 June 1830
NPG D41004

Unholy Alliance or an Ominous Conjunction, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41011

Unholy Alliance or an Ominous Conjunction

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 July 1830
NPG D41011

An Unsuccessful Appeal, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41019

An Unsuccessful Appeal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 September 1830
NPG D41019

Sampson and Dalilah, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, after  Thomas McLean - NPG D41029

Sampson and Dalilah

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, after Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 November 1830
NPG D41029

Drawing for the Twelfth Cake.  A Hint to Cabinet Makers, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41035

Drawing for the Twelfth Cake. A Hint to Cabinet Makers

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 21 December 1830
NPG D41035

A Palpable Bolt or The danger of putting a high spirited Animal upon his mettle, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41042

A Palpable Bolt or The danger of putting a high spirited Animal upon his mettle

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 1 February 1831
NPG D41042

Leap Frog Down Constitution Hill, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41055

Leap Frog Down Constitution Hill

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 April 1831
NPG D41055

The Rival Mount O'Banks.  or The Dorsetshire Juggler, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41065

The Rival Mount O'Banks. or The Dorsetshire Juggler

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 May 1831
NPG D41065

The Tricoloured Witches, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41068

The Tricoloured Witches

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 June 1831
NPG D41068

'"A Tale of a Tub" and the Moral of the Tail!', by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41069

'"A Tale of a Tub" and the Moral of the Tail!'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 June 1831
NPG D41069

'A Will O'The Wisp.', by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41085

'A Will O'The Wisp.'

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 22 August 1831
NPG D41085

Going to a Half Crown-ation, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41088

Going to a Half Crown-ation

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 September 1831
NPG D41088

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, by Charles Turner, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D1815

John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1831
NPG D1815

Conspiracy to Blow Up the Parliament, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41124

Conspiracy to Blow Up the Parliament

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 April 1832
NPG D41124

The Judgement of Midas, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41129

The Judgement of Midas

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 May 1832
NPG D41129

The Great Stalking Horse, a Modern Antique, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41130

The Great Stalking Horse, a Modern Antique

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 May 1832
NPG D41130

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