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Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

(1714-1794), Lord Chancellor

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Charles Pratt was a leading proponent of civil liberties in eighteenth-century England. He was trained in the law, and by 1757 had become Attorney General. He entered Parliament as an MP the following year, but resigned in 1762 when he was made Lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas. In 1763, Pratt was involved in the case of John Wilkes, who was prosecuted for libel. The case raised the question of the legality of general warrants for the search of houses, and Pratt became hugely popular by pronouncing such warrants illegal. He re-entered Parliament on being created Baron Camden in 1765, and was appointed Lord Chancellor a year later.

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Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, after Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 459

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1765-1766
NPG 459

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt) - NPG 336

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
oil on canvas, 1767-1769
NPG 336

The Death of the Earl of Chatham, by John Singleton Copley - NPG L146

The Death of the Earl of Chatham

by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, 1779-1781
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L146

probably Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Unknown artist - NPG D32546

probably Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D32546

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, after Unknown artist - NPG D32547

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1744 or after
NPG D32547

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by John Faber Jr, after  Allan Ramsay - NPG D1196

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by John Faber Jr, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1761
NPG D1196

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Thomas Cook, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D23053

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Thomas Cook, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, (1764-1765)
NPG D23053

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by John Faber Jr, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1200

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1760s-1780s
NPG D1200

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Simon François Ravenet, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D21280

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Simon François Ravenet, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1766
NPG D21280

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Jonathan Spilsbury, after  William Hoare - NPG D32548

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Jonathan Spilsbury, after William Hoare
mezzotint, published 1766
NPG D32548

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by John Gottfried Haid, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32551

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by John Gottfried Haid, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1766
NPG D32551

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by James Basire, published by  John Boydell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32552

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by James Basire, published by John Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, 1766
NPG D32552

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Simon François Ravenet, published by  John Boydell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32553

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Simon François Ravenet, published by John Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1766
NPG D32553

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Simon François Ravenet, published by  John Boydell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32554

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Simon François Ravenet, published by John Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1766
NPG D32554

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Simon François Ravenet, published by  John Boydell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D32555

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Simon François Ravenet, published by John Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line engraving, published 1766
NPG D32555

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by John Gottfried Haid, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1197

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by John Gottfried Haid, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1766
NPG D1197

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by John Gottfried Haid, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D1198

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by John Gottfried Haid, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1766
NPG D1198

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, after Unknown artist - NPG D1201

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D1201

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, by Robert Stewart, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1199

Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by Robert Stewart, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1779
NPG D1199

'John-Bull, baited by the dogs of excise', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12408

'John-Bull, baited by the dogs of excise'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 9 April 1790
NPG D12408

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