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Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753-1816), Politician; MP for Wycombe and scientist

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
Politician, scientist and leading member of the reforming London Revolution Society 1788-91. Stanhope laid out the Society's principles, which asserted that all civil and political authority derived from the people, that the abuse of power justified resistance and that trial by jury, freedom of the press and freedom of elections should always be held sacred. He was satirised in popular prints as 'Citizen Stanhope' because of his democratic principles but the society, though shortlived, was influential in framing Britain's reaction to the French Revolution.

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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
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1075

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
pencil and wash, 1858-1862
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1075a

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
engraving, 1862
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D32257

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

by Thomas Watson, published by Walter Shropshire, after Antoine Daniel Prud'homme
mezzotint, published 1 November 1775
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D9146

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

by Thomas Watson, after Antoine Daniel Prud'homme
mezzotint, published 1775
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D9950

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
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D6871

'Frontispiece to the 2d Edition of Ld St....e's Observations on Mr Pitt's Plans of Finance'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1786
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D9951

'Frontispiece to the 2d Edition of Ld St....e's Observations on Mr Pitt's Plans of Finance'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1786
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D12254

'The repeal of the test act a vision'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 16 February 1790
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D13081

'Blue and buff charity; - or - the patriarch of the Greek clergy applying for relief'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 June 1793
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D9954

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope ('Anacharsis Cloots')

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
soft-ground etching, published 12 May 1794
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D12257

'John Bull's sacrifice to Janus'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 17 March 1794
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D12487

'The noble sans-culotte'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 3 May 1794
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D12490

'The eruption of the mountain, - or - the horrors of the 'Bocca del Inferno'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 25 July 1794
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D9953

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope ('The St.....e a Republican gunboat')

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 14 April 1795
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D12260

'French invasion upon Dutch bottoms'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 14 April 1795
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D12517

'The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 February 1795
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