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George Child-Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey (1773-1859), Master of the Horse to Queen Victoria

Sitter in 7 portraits
A keen foxhunter, Jersey was described by Nimrod, in his Crack Riders of England, as 'not only one of the hardest, boldest, and most judicious, but perhaps the most elegant rider to hounds the world ever saw'. He was also a dedicated supporter of horse racing, breeding and training his own horses at Middleton Park in Oxfordshire. Among his successes were Cobweb, who won the Oaks in 1824, and three Derby winners: Middleton, Mameluke, and Bay Middleton. Jersey served as Lord Chamberlain to King William IV in the Wellington and Peel ministries of 1830 and 1834-5, and as Master of the Horse to Queen Victoria, under Peel in 1841-6 and Derby in 1852.

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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

1695(u)

Balcony group

by Sir George Hayter
pen and ink and wash, October 1820
NPG 1695(u)

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

D41159

Making a Point

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 August 1832
NPG D41159

D36510

George Child-Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey

by Samuel Cousins, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 1836
NPG D36510

D36511

George Child-Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey

published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published September 1842
NPG D36511

D17679

George Child-Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pen and ink, 1813
NPG D17679