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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

(1732-1792), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 64 portraits
A skilled statesman, and Prime Minister at the age of 37, North was placed in office by George III to contend with the mounting crisis in the American colonies. His imposition of the Tea Tax and other repressive measures against the colonists lead to the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Despite his wish to resign when the war turned against Britain, the King kept him in office; afterwards he claimed to have felt more the agent of the King than a responsible adviser.

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Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, by Pompeo Batoni - NPG 6180

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by Pompeo Batoni
oil on canvas, 1752-1756
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6180

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, after Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) - NPG 276

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

after Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
pastel, (1773-1774)
NPG 276

The Death of the Earl of Chatham, by John Singleton Copley - NPG L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L146

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, after Unknown artist - NPG D2826

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1773
NPG D2826

'John Bull triumphant', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12283

'John Bull triumphant'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 January 1780
NPG D12283

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D2827

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D2827

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford, by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9780

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9780

'Banco to the knave', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12321

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 31 May 1782
NPG D12321

'Changing places; - alias; Fox stinking the badger out of his nest', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12982

'Changing places; - alias; Fox stinking the badger out of his nest'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 March 1782
NPG D12982

'The minister in. The minister out' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12983

'The minister in. The minister out' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1782
NPG D12983

'A coalition medal struck in brass' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox), by James Sayers, published by  Edward Hedges - NPG D9540

'A coalition medal struck in brass' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Sayers, published by Edward Hedges
etching and stipple engraving, published 3 March 1783
NPG D9540

'Qui color ater erat nunc est contrarius atro', by James Sayers, published by  Edward Hedges - NPG D9565

'Qui color ater erat nunc est contrarius atro'

by James Sayers, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 17 March 1783
NPG D9565

'The Coalition Stagecoach', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9567

'The Coalition Stagecoach'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 5 May 1783
NPG D9567

'The mask' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford), by James Sayers, published by  H. Bretherton - NPG D9570

'The mask' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Sayers, published by H. Bretherton
etching and stipple engraving, published 21 May 1783
NPG D9570

'Carlo Khan's triumphal entry into Leadenhall Street', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9748

'Carlo Khan's triumphal entry into Leadenhall Street'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 5 December 1783
NPG D9748

'Razor's levée, or ye heads of a new Whig ad...........n on a broad bottom', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12233

'Razor's levée, or ye heads of a new Whig ad...........n on a broad bottom'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 21 April 1783
NPG D12233

'A warm birth for the old administration', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12332

'A warm birth for the old administration'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 2 April 1783
NPG D12332

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