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Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

(1757-1844), Prime Minister

Sitter associated with 69 portraits
Addington was invited to be Prime Minister in 1801, when William Pitt resigned after the King refused to grant Catholic MPs the right to sit in Parliament. Known for his reactionary politics, Addington was opposed to the abolition of slavery and Catholic emancipation.

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The House of Commons 1793-94, by Karl Anton Hickel - NPG 745

The House of Commons 1793-94

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

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, by Sir William Beechey - NPG 5774

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, engraved 1803
NPG 5774

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 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

'Swearing to the cutting monster or- a scene in Bow Street', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13001

'Swearing to the cutting monster or- a scene in Bow Street'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1790
NPG D13001

'The dagger scene; - or - the plot discover'd', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12467

'The dagger scene; - or - the plot discover'd'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 December 1792
NPG D12467

'A smoking club', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12470

'A smoking club'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 February 1793
NPG D12470

'The giant factotem amusing himself', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12593

'The giant factotem amusing himself'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1797
NPG D12593

'Parliamentary-reform, - or - opposition-rats, leaving the house they had undermined', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12614

'Parliamentary-reform, - or - opposition-rats, leaving the house they had undermined'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1797
NPG D12614

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12763

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1801
NPG D12763

'Sketch of the interior of St Stephens, as it now stands', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12781

'Sketch of the interior of St Stephens, as it now stands'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1802
NPG D12781

'Hope' (William Dickinson; Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12788

'Hope' (William Dickinson; Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 8 April 1802
NPG D12788

'The nursery, with Britannia reposing in peace', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12795

'The nursery, with Britannia reposing in peace'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 4 December 1802
NPG D12795

'A phantasmagoria; - scene - conjuring-up an armed-skeleton', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12799

'A phantasmagoria; - scene - conjuring-up an armed-skeleton'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 5 January 1803
NPG D12799

'Bat-catching', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D12801

'Bat-catching'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 January 1803
NPG D12801

'Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion - with the kind offices of young Clysterpipe & little Boney -', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12807

'Doctor Sangrado curing John Bull of repletion - with the kind offices of young Clysterpipe & little Boney -'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1803
NPG D12807

'Evacuation of Malta' (Napoléon Bonaparte; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13039

'Evacuation of Malta' (Napoléon Bonaparte; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured soft-ground etching, published 9 February 1803
NPG D13039

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