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Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave

(1755-1831), Foreign Secretary and general

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Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Phipps entered the Army in 1775. He rose rapidly and eventually reached the rank of general. He saw action in the American War of Independence and was stationed in the Caribbean. Elected as an MP in 1784, Phipps was a supporter of William Pitt's government; the two men became long-lasting friends and Pitt often turned to Phipps for guidance on military matters. He held a number of government offices including Foreign Secretary, First Lord of the Admiralty and Master-General of the Ordnance. He was sent on two diplomatic missions, the first to Turin and the second to Austria. During the first of these missions, he ended up briefly commanding British land forces who had invaded the French port of Toulon.

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'Consequences of a successful French invasion, No 1, plate 1st', by and published by James Gillray - NPG 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

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave? ('A view of the peer of Scarborough'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12893

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave? ('A view of the peer of Scarborough')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 18 June 1807
NPG D12893

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave, by and published by William Skelton, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D39085

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave

by and published by William Skelton, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published May 1808 (1807)
NPG D39085

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave, by and published by William Skelton, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D39086

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave

by and published by William Skelton, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published May 1808 (1807)
NPG D39086

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave, by and published by Charles Turner, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D13995

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave

by and published by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 23 November 1808 (circa 1807-1808)
NPG D13995

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave, by Henry Meyer, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Jackson - NPG D39084

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 27 April 1811
NPG D39084

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave, by Henry Meyer, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Jackson - NPG D14004

Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave

by Henry Meyer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 27 April 1811
NPG D14004

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'Lady Magnet and The polar Nauticus' (Henry Phipps, Viscount Normanby and Earl of Mulgrave)

published by Archibald Hamilton Jr
line engraving, published 1 May 1782
NPG D14001

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