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John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

(1731-1783), Solicitor-General

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 15 portraits
Lawyer and Member of Parliament; one of the most powerful orators of his time and a strong defender of the liberty of the individual against the powers of the Crown and government. Solicitor-general in the Duke of Grafton's administration, 1768-70, but better known for his celebrated Parliamentary resolution, carried in 1780, that 'the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished'.

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'Paradise lost', by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D9562

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D9562

'Banco to the knave', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12305

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

'Jove in his chair', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12315

'Jove in his chair'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 11 September 1782
NPG D12315

'Guy Vaux', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12324

'Guy Vaux'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published circa June 1782
NPG D12324

'Paradise lost', by James Sayers, published by  Charles Bretherton - NPG D16764

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D16764

'Banditti', by John Boyne, published by  Edward Hedges - NPG D12343

'Banditti'

by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 22 December 1783
NPG D12343

John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton, by and published by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D19651

John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

by and published by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1787 (circa 1772)
NPG D19651

John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton, by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by  Thomas Macklin, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D7395

John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by Thomas Macklin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1790
NPG D7395

'Junius' (John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton; Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne)), by G.F. Storm, printed by  S.H. Hawkins, published by  John Britton, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D37177

'Junius' (John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton; Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne))

by G.F. Storm, printed by S.H. Hawkins, published by John Britton, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1847 (1787-1788)
NPG D37177

'Junius' (John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton; Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne)), by G.F. Storm, printed by  S.H. Hawkins, published by  John Britton, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D7400

'Junius' (John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton; Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne))

by G.F. Storm, printed by S.H. Hawkins, published by John Britton, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1847 (1787-1788)
NPG D7400

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