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John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

(1759-1841), Politician; Lord Privy Seal

Sitter in 18 portraits
Previously styled Lord Burghersh, Fane succeeded to the earldom in 1774. In 1782, he eloped with Sarah Anne Child, the only child and heir of banker Robert Child. The two were married at Gretna Green and Child consequently cut his daughter out of his will. While at Cambridge Westmorland had formed a friendship with William Pitt, which was later resumed in parliament. Pitt made him Joint Postmaster-General in 1789; the following year he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a post he held for four years. Westmoreland became Lord Privy Seal with a Cabinet seat in 1798 and remained in office for nearly thirty years.

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The Death of the Earl of Chatham, by John Singleton Copley - NPG 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

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

Death of the Earl of Chatham (includes William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and 55 other sitters), by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D18117

Death of the Earl of Chatham (includes William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham and 55 other sitters)

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after John Singleton Copley
line engraving, published 1791
NPG D18117

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A sketch of Westmoreland'), after Richard Dighton - NPG D4753

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A sketch of Westmoreland')

after Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
NPG D4753

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A view of Westmoreland, or an impression of the Privy Seal'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D4752

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A view of Westmoreland, or an impression of the Privy Seal')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1821
NPG D4752

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A view of Westmoreland, or an impression of the Privy Seal'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13518

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A view of Westmoreland, or an impression of the Privy Seal')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published July 1821
NPG D13518

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A Privy Seal'), by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13519

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland ('A Privy Seal')

by and published by Richard Dighton, reissued by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published July 1821
NPG D13519

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, by Samuel William Reynolds, and by  Samuel Cousins, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D37833

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1825
NPG D37833

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, by Samuel William Reynolds, and by  Samuel Cousins, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D37834

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1825
NPG D37834

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, by Samuel William Reynolds, and by  Samuel Cousins, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D4754

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1825
NPG D4754

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, by Samuel William Reynolds, and by  Samuel Cousins, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D4755

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1825
NPG D4755

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland, by Richard Dighton, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D13630

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1825
NPG D13630

The Game Stall, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41102

The Game Stall

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured lithograph, published 18 November 1831
NPG D41102

'The Gift of Tongues', by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41103

'The Gift of Tongues'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 November 1831
NPG D41103

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The Pilot Lost and the National Steamboat in Danger

by Charles Williams, published by Samuel Knight
hand-coloured etching, published August 1827
NPG D46027

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George and the Dragon

by Henry Heath, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1827
NPG D46032

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The Political Bellman

by Robert Seymour, published by E. King
hand-coloured etching, circa January 1828
NPG D46052

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