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Sir William Webb Follett (1796-1845), Attorney-General and politician; MP for Exeter

Sitter in 10 portraits
William Webb Follett was called to the Bar in 1824, and joined the western circuit in the following year. When Sir Robert Peel formed his administration in 1834, Follett was appointed solicitor general, and at the same time he was made a king's counsel and received a knighthood. The following year Follett was elected as MP for Exeter. He continued his private practice and was reputed to be the greatest advocate of his generation. In 1844 he was appointed as Attorney General.

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Sir William Webb Follett

by Sir Martin Archer Shee
oil on canvas, circa 1820
NPG 1442

D10937

Sir William Webb Follett

after Unknown artist
mixed-method engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D10937

D2351

Sir William Webb Follett

by Henry Thomas Ryall, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D2351

D41467

Too Late for the Coach

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 10 April 1838
NPG D41467

D41472

Ancient Concerts - A Rehearsal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 14 May 1838
NPG D41472

D41587

Vacation Amusements. (No.3.) Cricket. (A Long Innings).

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 October 1840
NPG D41587

D13266

Sir William Webb Follett

by George Raphael Ward, published by Thomas McLean, after Frederick Richard Say
mezzotint, published 1 August 1842
NPG D13266

D36997

Sir William Webb Follett

by and published by Henry Thomas Ryall, and published by James Fraser, and published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Alfred Edward Chalon
stipple engraving, published 1836
NPG D36997

D36999

Sir William Webb Follett

by George Raphael Ward, published by Thomas McLean, after Frederick Richard Say
mezzotint, published 1 August 1842
NPG D36999

D36998

Sir William Webb Follett

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 August 1845
NPG D36998

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