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Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby (1762-1847), Statesman

Sitter in 12 portraits
Dudley Ryder was elected to his father's old Parliament seat of Tiverton in 1784, where he remained throughout his Commons career. William Pitt, the premier, became his friend and political patron and in 1790 Pitt appointed him Vice President of the Board of Trade, a post he held for eleven years. Ryder was in favour of abolition of the slave trade and of Catholic emancipation. On his father's death in 1803, he succeeded to the peerage, and in 1805 Pitt made him Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He resigned with his colleagues after Pitt's death and did not take office again until 1809, when he was appointed President of the Board of Control. He later served as Lord President of the Council.

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The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
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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

D12651

'The explanation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 May 1798
NPG D12651

D35540

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after Thomas Phillips
stipple engraving, published February 1813
NPG D35540

D19047

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby ('A view from St James's Street')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, May 1818
NPG D19047

D41125

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

D41126

Swearing of the Horatii

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 April 1832
NPG D41126

D41127

The Mountain in Labor

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 April 1832
NPG D41127

D41132

Coroners Inquest Upon the Body of the Late Administration

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 15 May 1832
NPG D41132

D35537

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby

by Henry Bryan Hall, printed by Wilkinson & Dawe, published by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Madame Meunier
stipple engraving, published 1837
NPG D35537

D35538

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby

by Henry Bryan Hall, printed by Wilkinson & Dawe, published by R. Ryley, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Madame Meunier
stipple engraving, published 1837
NPG D35538

D35539

Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby

by Henry Bryan Hall, after Madame Meunier
stipple engraving, 1837
NPG D35539

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