Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

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Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh), by Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1809-1810 - NPG 891 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1809-1810
29 1/4 in. x 24 1/4 in. (743 mm x 616 mm)
Purchased, 1892
Primary Collection
NPG 891


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  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 683 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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Associated with repression in Ireland and the unpopular measures of Lord Liverpool's ministry, Castlereagh was despised for the brutal way in which the rebels were suppressed - hung from trees and shot without any kind of hearing - resulting in at least 20,000 casualties. Hazlitt observed that Lawrence's portrait showed him 'with the prim smirking aspect of a haberdasher'.

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  • NPG D37412: Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh) (source portrait)

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