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John Rolle, Baron Rolle (1750-1842), Politician; MP for Devon

Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Rolle entered Parliament as an MP in 1780, where he was a supporter of William Pitt the Younger. In 1782, Charles James Fox, then Foreign Secretary, recalled Admiral Rodney from the Caribbean. Rolle condemned this action, and his outspoken attacks on Fox and Edmund Burke in the early 1780s led to his being the target for satirical attack in the Rolliad, published in the Morning Herald. Rolle was raised to the House of Lords in 1796 as Baron Rolle. An active debater, he was opposed to Catholic relief and parliamentary reform.

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The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
NPG 745

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

D17524

John Rolle, Baron Rolle

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, before 1827 (circa 1821)
NPG D17524

D5831

John Rolle, Baron Rolle

by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by Dawe & Gowar (Gower), probably after Frederick Cruickshank
stipple and line engraving, published 1844
NPG D5831

D15870

John Rolle, Baron Rolle

by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by Dawe & Gowar (Gower), probably after Frederick Cruickshank
stipple and line engraving, published 1844
NPG D15870

D39850

John Rolle, Baron Rolle

published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 11 June 1838
NPG D39850

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