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Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough

(1760-1838), Paymaster General, art connoisseur, Chief Secretary for Ireland and politician; MP for Rye, Midhurst, Wendover and Haslemere

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 10 portraits
Charles Long was a Tory statesman. The personal friend of William Pitt, he held various offices from 1806 until 1826, when he was created a peer. Long inherited much of his wealth from his father and grandfather who were both merchants in the West Indies slave trade. In retirement he used his wealth to devote himself to the arts, acquiring a considerable collection of pictures and sculpture. Long was an acknowledged connoisseur and a friend of George IV whose taste he influenced in the decoration of the royal palaces. He was a trustee of the National Gallery and the British Museum.

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'The death of the Great Wolf', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12551

'The death of the Great Wolf'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 17 December 1795
NPG D12551

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13106

storming Heaven; - with, the gods alarmed for their everlasting-abodes'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 May 1804
NPG D13106

Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough, by Charles Picart, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  Henry Edridge - NPG D36655

Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Henry Edridge
stipple engraving, published 11 January 1810
NPG D36655

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