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Hon. William Windham (1750-1810), Politician; Secretary at War

Sitter associated with 50 portraits
Windham was a follower of Edmund Burke who formed a short-lived 'Third Party', mainly of 'Burkeite' Whigs who were opposed to the Revolution. Because of his support for war with France, Pitt convinced Windham to switch sides and become Secretary for War (1794-1801) in the Tory Cabinet. Windham became loyal to Pitt, resigning with him over the King's refusal to allow Catholics to sit in Parliament. In 1803, however, Windham rejoined the 'Foxite' Whigs, repairing a long-standing political rift. Following the death of Pitt, Wyndham was appointed Secretary for War and Colonies in the 'Ministry of All the Talents' (1806) and introduced a plan for improving conditions in the armed forces.

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Hon. William Windham

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1787
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745

The House of Commons 1793-94

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

38

Hon. William Windham

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1802-1803
NPG 38

D12245

'The impeachment'

by James Sayers
etching, 1788?
NPG D12245

D12382

'Opposition-'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1788
NPG D12382

D12385

'Bubbles of opposition'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 July 1788
NPG D12385

D12551

'The death of the Great Wolf'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 17 December 1795
NPG D12551

D12579

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1796
NPG D12579

D12592

'End of the Irish invasion; - or - the destruction of the French armada'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 January 1797
NPG D12592

D12603

'Midas, transmuting all, into paper'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 March 1797
NPG D12603

D13086

'Consequences of a successful French invasion, No 1, plate 1st'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1798
NPG D13086

D12677

'A charm for a democracy, reviewed, analysed, & destroyed Jany 1st 1799 to the confusion of its affiliated friends'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by James Whittle
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1799
NPG D12677

D12769

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1801
NPG D12769

D37054

Hon. William Windham

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1803-1835 (1803)
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D37055

Hon. William Windham

by and published by William Say, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 2 May 1803
NPG D37055

D4861

Hon. William Windham

by William Say, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1803
NPG D4861

D37056

Hon. William Windham

by Samuel William Reynolds, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D37056

D37057

Hon. William Windham

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, sold by William Freeman, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1804
NPG D37057

D12263

'Achitophel an old jew scribe lately turned Greek

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 11 July 1804
NPG D12263

D12829

'The state waggoner, and John Bull - or - the waggon too much for the donkeys!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 March 1804
NPG D12829