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John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland (1759-1841), Politician; Lord Privy Seal

Sitter in 14 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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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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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
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D4753

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

after Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, circa 1817-1825
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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
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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
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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
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D37833

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

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

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

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

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

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

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Samuel William Reynolds, and by Samuel Cousins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1825
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D13630

John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

by Richard Dighton, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 1825
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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
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D41103

'The Gift of Tongues'

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