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Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt (1757-1847), Archbishop of York

Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Edward Vernon obtained his first bishopric, that of Carlisle, when he was just thirty-four years old. He held this post for sixteen years and established a reputation as a moderate church reformer. He was appointed Archbishop of York in 1808, and was most attentive to the needs of his diocese. He contributed generously to the restoration funds when York Minster was twice damaged by fire, was a generous benefactor, and promoted the training of schoolmasters. Vernon took the additional name of Harcourt on succeeding to the property of his cousin, Earl Harcourt, in 1830.

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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


Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt

by Henry Meyer, published by Josiah Boydell, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 6 July 1815 (1813)
NPG D35316


Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt

by Henry Meyer, after John Jackson
mezzotint, 1815 (1813)
NPG D35317


Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt

by and published by William James Ward, after William Owen
mezzotint, published September 1828 (1811)
NPG D35312


Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt

by and published by William James Ward, printed by Chatfield & Co, after William Owen
mezzotint, published September 1828 (1811)
NPG D35313


Migra-Tory Peers, or The Lords Breaking Up

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 6 April 1832
NPG D41125


Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt

by George Henry Phillips, published by Hodgson & Graves, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1 November 1836 (1823)
NPG D35315


Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt

by George Brown, after George Richmond
stipple engraving, after 1846
NPG D35314


Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
reproduction, 4 October 1844
NPG Ax29541

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