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William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (1759-1834), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 67 portraits
Grenville, William Pitt's first cousin, served as Speaker of the House of Commons (1789) and Foreign Secretary (1791-1801). The protégé and loyal follower of his cousin, Grenville was angered by Pitt's failure to oppose Addington and broke with him to join Fox and Grey in opposition. It was as head of the 'Ministry of All the Talents' coalition government, following Pitt's death, that Grenville was Prime Minister from 1806 to 1807. A reluctant leader, he resigned over George III's refusal to agree to Catholic emancipation; his administration nevertheless saw the abolition of British participation in the slave trade.

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William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by John Hoppner
oil on canvas, circa 1800
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 318

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

D12408

'John-Bull, baited by the dogs of excise'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 9 April 1790
NPG D12408

D12440

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1792
NPG D12440

D12457

'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1792
NPG D12457

D12458

'Sin, Death, and the Devil'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1792
NPG D12458

D12529

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 June 1795
NPG D12529

D12533

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville ('A keen-sighted politician warming his imagination')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 June 1795
NPG D12533

D12543

'The Republican attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1795
NPG D12543

D12548

'The royal bull-fight'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 November 1795
NPG D12548

D12551

'The death of the Great Wolf'

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

D12552

'Substitutes for bread; - or - right honorables, saving the loaves, and dividing the fishes'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 December 1795
NPG D12552

D12579

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1796
NPG D12579

D12583

'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 17 November 1796
NPG D12583

D12588

'Begging no robbery; - ie - voluntary contribution; - or - John Bull escaping a forced loan'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 December 1796
NPG D12588

D12592

'End of the Irish invasion; - or - the destruction of the French armada'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 January 1797
NPG D12592

D12601

'Bank-notes, - paper-money, - French-alarmists, - o, the devil, the devil! - ah! poor John Bull!!!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1797
NPG D12601

D12603

'Midas, transmuting all, into paper'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 March 1797
NPG D12603

D12677

'A charm for a democracy, reviewed, analysed, & destroyed Jany 1st 1799 to the confusion of its affiliated friends'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by James Whittle
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1799
NPG D12677

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