Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos(1797-1861), Writer
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
An only child, Grenville was educated at Eton and then briefly at Oxford where he fathered an illegitimate child. To keep him out of further trouble his father sent him on a grand tour. Under his father’s influence he became a politician and celebrated as a moderate reformer. In the 1830s, Grenville received compensation when slavery was abolished in the British Empire for a plantation he owned in Jamaica. Nevertheless, by the 1840s he was in severe financial trouble resulting in bankruptcy and the selling of the contents of his family estate at Stowe and large amounts of land.
by Robert Cooper, after Anne Mee (née Foldsone)
stipple engraving, 1821
by Richard James Lane
lithograph, circa 1825-1850
by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 23 March 1830
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 February 1831
published by E. King
hand-coloured etching, published circa April 1831
by Samuel Freeman, after Anne Mee (née Foldsone)
stipple engraving, 1836
by John Porter, after John Jackson
mezzotint, published 1841
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