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John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich (1718-1792), First Lord of the Admiralty

Sitter associated with 24 portraits
First Lord of the Admiralty, 1748-51, 1763, 1771-82. Instituted reforms in naval dockyards with Anson, but was later blamed for the rundown at the time of the American War of Independence. Known as 'Jemmy Twitcher' for his part in the prosecution of his friend Wilkes. The Sandwich Islands were named after him. However, his most lasting contribution to British culture is his invention of the now-familiar snack - the sandwich.

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1977

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, 1740
On display in the Drawing Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 1977

4855(23)

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(23)

182

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

after Johann Joseph Zoffany
oil on canvas, feigned oval, (circa 1764)
NPG 182

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

D37234

'Sir Francis Dashwood worshipping Venus'

by William Platt, after William Hogarth
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D37234

D37235

'Sir Francis Dashwood worshipping Venus'

by William Platt, after William Hogarth
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D37235

D16795

Martha Ray; John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

after Unknown artists
line engraving, published 1769
NPG D16795

D16796

Possibly John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich ('The Holy Order of St Almac')

published by Matthew or Matthias Darly
etching, published 20 February 1773
NPG D16796

D4160

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by Valentine Green, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1774
NPG D4160

D4170

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by and published by Robert Stewart
mezzotint, published 16 September 1779
NPG D4170

D5900

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 3 July 1782
NPG D5900

D9937

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 3 July 1782
NPG D9937

D12304

'Banco to the knave'

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

D12321

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 31 May 1782
NPG D12321

D12332

'A warm birth for the old administration'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 2 April 1783
NPG D12332

D12238

'Concerto coalitionale'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 7 June 1785
NPG D12238

D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

D12251

'The comet'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 18 February 1789
NPG D12251

D12252

'The Regency twelfth cake not cut up'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 19 February 1789
NPG D12252

D40059

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by and published by Valentine Green, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 30 August 1774
NPG D40059