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Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough (1760-1838), Paymaster General, art connoisseur, Chief Secretary for Ireland and politician; MP for Rye, Midhurst, Wendover and Haslemere

Sitter in 10 portraits
Charles Long was a Tory statesman. The personal friend of Pitt, he held various offices from 1806 until 1826, when he was created a peer. In retirement he devoted himself to the arts, acquiring a considerable collection of pictures and sculpture. Long was an acknowledged connoisseur and a friend of George IV whose taste he influenced in the decoration of the royal palaces. He was a trustee of the National Gallery and the British Museum.

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The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
NPG 745


Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1819
NPG 316a(79)


Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1819
NPG 316a(80)


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


Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
marble bust, 1820
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2090


Study for 'Patrons and Lovers of Art'

by Pieter Christoffel Wonder
oil on canvas, circa 1826
NPG 793


'The death of the Great Wolf'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 17 December 1795
NPG D12551


storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 May 1804
NPG D13106


Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, published 11 January 1810
NPG D36655

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