Charles Long, 1st Baron Farnborough(1760-1838), Paymaster General, art connoisseur, Chief Secretary for Ireland and politician; MP for Rye, Midhurst, Wendover and Haslemere
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.
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 May 1804