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Arthur Onslow (1691-1768), Speaker of the House of Commons

Sitter in 13 portraits
Onslow entered parliament in 1720 and remained an MP for over forty years. In 1728 he was elected speaker. He was the third member of his family to hold this office, to which he was unanimously re-elected four times. His speakership spanned the entire reign of George II, and by the end of the twentieth century he still held the record for length of service in the office.

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1940

Arthur Onslow

after Hans Hysing
oil on canvas, (1728)
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4855(48)

Arthur Onslow

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
ink, 1751-1758
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D19564

Arthur Onslow

by and published by John Faber Jr, after Hans Hysing
mezzotint, (1735)
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D23281

Arthur Onslow

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, after Hans Hysing
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23281

D39456

Arthur Onslow

probably by Anthony Fogg, after Sir James Thornhill
pen and ink, circa 1803 (1730)
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D3762

Arthur Onslow

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Hysing
mezzotint, (1735)
NPG D3762

D13942

Arthur Onslow

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Hans Hysing
line engraving, circa 1775-1800
NPG D13942

D39372

House of Commons, 1730

by Anthony Fogg, published by Edward Harding, after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1803
NPG D39372

D14174

House of Commons, 1730

by Anthony Fogg, published by Edward Harding, after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1803
NPG D14174

D39373

House of Commons, 1730

after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
photographic print, early 20th century (1730)
NPG D39373

D40331

House of Commons, 1730

after William Hogarth, and after Sir James Thornhill
photographic print, early 20th century (1730)
NPG D40331