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Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

(1782-1859), Prime Minister

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 20 portraits
Statesman. He served in various Tory ministries and was responsible for introducing protective Corn Laws in 1815. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1823-7, he effected numerous fiscal reforms and was dubbed 'Prosperity Robinson'. He became Prime Minister on Canning's death in 1827 and supported Catholic emancipation and the Reform Bill.

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Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, published by George Humphrey - NPG D5819

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

published by George Humphrey
etching, published 13 July 1823
NPG D5819

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, by Charles Turner, published by  George Lawford, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D19466

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

by Charles Turner, published by George Lawford, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 24 May 1824 (circa 1823)
NPG D19466

Cottage Amusement, by Henry Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D46036

Cottage Amusement

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 12 February 1828
NPG D46036

'Cottage Amusement', by Henry Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48713

'Cottage Amusement'

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1828
NPG D48713

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, by William Camden Edwards, published by  George Virtue, after  James Holmes - NPG D39773

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

by William Camden Edwards, published by George Virtue, after James Holmes
stipple and line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D39773

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, by William Camden Edwards, after  James Holmes - NPG D39774

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

by William Camden Edwards, after James Holmes
stipple and line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D39774

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, by Joseph John Jenkins, published by  Fisher Son & Co, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D5820

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

by Joseph John Jenkins, published by Fisher Son & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1830 (circa 1823)
NPG D5820

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, by Joseph John Jenkins, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D5821

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

by Joseph John Jenkins, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1830 (circa 1823)
NPG D5821

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, by Joseph John Jenkins, published by  Fisher Son & Co, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D5822

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon

by Joseph John Jenkins, published by Fisher Son & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
stipple engraving, published 1830 (circa 1823)
NPG D5822

Goody-Two-Shoes turned Barber (Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon; Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41143

Goody-Two-Shoes turned Barber (Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon; Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 28 June 1832
NPG D41143

A Parliamentary Group, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41147

A Parliamentary Group

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 July 1832
NPG D41147

A Game at Cudgels All Among Friends, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41198

A Game at Cudgels All Among Friends

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 May 1833
NPG D41198

The Upsetting of the Reform Coach, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41259

The Upsetting of the Reform Coach

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 June 1834
NPG D41259

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'"Feeding the Great Boa." (query "a great bore")'

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 12 June 1834
NPG D41260

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey; Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon; Philip Robinson, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by  Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4034

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey; Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon; Philip Robinson

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (1788)
NPG D4034

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey; Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon; Philip Robinson, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by  Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D4046

Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey; Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon; Philip Robinson

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1834 (1788)
NPG D4046

The New Umpire Commonly Called

The New Umpire Commonly Called "The Derby Dilly"

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 March 1835
NPG D41310

The

The "Dilly" Looking Up

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 June 1840
NPG D41576

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M.E. Oderwald

09 May 2021, 20:21

PM Frederick John Robinson is depicted in the painting "Het trappenhuis van de Londense woning van de schilder" (the staircase of the London residence of the painter) painted by Pieter Christoffel Wonder in 1828.

I did research on this painting in 2014 and identified PM FJ Robinson, Sir Henry Frederick Cooke and King George IV. Thereby I my paper I explaine the connection with a hunting accident at Sudbourne, the estate of lord Hertford, whereby Henry Frederick Cooke got wounded. (year 1828).

My paper (in dutch) is on academia.org (all sources used for my research can be found in this paper).
ENGLISH SUMMARY
On the side table is a hare with a white label. The painter left a message on this label. This message was misread for a long time, and the meaning was unclear and misinterpreted. When I examined the painting closely in 2014, I discovered the word "Sudbourne". It took several month to unravel the story behind the picture and the identities of Frederick John Robinson (Lord Goderich), King George IV and Sir Henry Frederick Cooke.

The year is 1828. Sudbourne is an estate nearby Ipswich, belonging to Lord Hertford (member of the Tory-party). In January some Tories gathered here for a hunting party. A shooting accident takes place. Three are wounded, Sir Henry Frederick Cooke and two boys. (note the hare and the two (smaller) partridges from "Sudbourne" on the table in the picture).

Political background 1828: The Tory-party is heavily divided. On request of King George IV, Frederick John Robinson has just formed a new government and is Prime Minister. He is to be considered a moderate Tory. Some ultra-Tories are plotting against him. Moderate Tory colleagues (cabinet members) betray him by leaving his cabinet. The government falls in 144 days. It is the second shortest cabinet in British history (after PM Canning).

This painting is an indictment. It is about dishonesty and betrayal. There are victims, symbolized by the spoils of hunt, pointing to the Tory hunting party in Sudbourne. Robinson is the main victim and the only human in the painting. Depicted is the moment that he acknowledges defeat and offers his resignation to King George IV, painted as a little barking King Charles cavalier. Note the blue collar (wich refers to the Garter riband). Robinson has no other choice. There is only one exit. Down and out.

M. Oderwald

Stuart arundel. National chairman Coastgard association

29 March 2020, 14:45

I'm trying to research the history of HM Coastgard and I'm sure he had a major part in this in 1822 Can anyone help me ?

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