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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

(1764-1845), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 175 portraits
Grey was the leader of the Whigs from 1806 to 1834. He led the party through the triumph of the Reform Act (1832) which extended the vote to the middle classes and gave representation to Britain's growing industrial towns. A follower of Fox, Grey had argued for constitutional reform since entering Parliament in 1786. He was an ardent supporter of Catholic emancipation and presided over the act to abolish slavery in all British-controlled territories (1833).

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The House of Commons 1793-94, by Karl Anton Hickel - NPG 745

The House of Commons 1793-94

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

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

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, attributed to Thomas Phillips - NPG 4137

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

attributed to Thomas Phillips
oil on canvas, circa 1820
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4137

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, after Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 1190

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, (circa 1828)
NPG 1190

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 316a(59)

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, after 1830
NPG 316a(59)

The House of Commons, 1833, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG 3784

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
pencil, 1834
NPG 3784

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by James Sayers, published by  W. Jones - NPG D2816

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by James Sayers, published by W. Jones
etching, published 4 July 1789
NPG D2816

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D17551

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1794 (1793)
NPG D17551

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D17759

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, circa 1794 (1793)
NPG D17759

'The giant factotem amusing himself', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12593

'The giant factotem amusing himself'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1797
NPG D12593

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12598

'The tree of liberty must be planted immediately!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 February 1797
NPG D12598

'Midas, transmuting all, into paper', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12603

'Midas, transmuting all, into paper'

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

'Parliamentary-reform, - or - opposition-rats, leaving the house they had undermined', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12614

'Parliamentary-reform, - or - opposition-rats, leaving the house they had undermined'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1797
NPG D12614

'The delegates in council or beggars on horseback', by Isaac Cruikshank, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D15627

'The delegates in council or beggars on horseback'

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1797
NPG D15627

'Les membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12637

'Les membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12637

'Stealing off; - or - prudent secession', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12665

'Stealing off; - or - prudent secession'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 6 November 1798
NPG D12665

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