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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Statesman and twice Prime Minister. His first ministry, though only lasting thirteen months in 1765-6, was responsible for the repeal of the controversial Stamp Tax placed on the American colonies. Rockingham later supported proposals to grant the colonies independence. His second ministry in 1782 saw Ireland granted its own Parliament and the Royal household curtailed.

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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1768
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
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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

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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by Richard Houston, printed for Robert Sayer, after Benjamin Wilson
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by Richard Houston, after Benjamin Wilson
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
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D5830

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
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D12304

'Banco to the knave'

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

D12985

'Evacuation before resignation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1782
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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
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D39825

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by and sold by Richard Houston, after Benjamin Wilson
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
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D39826

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by and published by William Dickinson, published by William Austin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 20 March 1785
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Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by W.T. Mote, published by Harding & Lepard, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1 December 1836 (1766-1768)
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D39827

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
photograph, 1947 or before (1766-1768)
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