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Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville

(1771-1851), Statesman

Sitter associated with 19 portraits
Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville, was the son of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville. Dundas was Member of Parliament for Hastings in 1794, Rye in 1796 and Midlothian in 1801. He was also Keeper of the Signet for Scotland from 1800. He was appointed a privy counsellor in 1807, and was chancellor of the University of St Andrews from 1814. Melville filled various political offices and was First Lord of the Admiralty from 1812 to 1827, and from 1828 to 1830.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 999

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 999

The King Commander in Chief; or, the Upset of the Waterloo-man, Bags & Baggage, by John Phillips, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D10676

The King Commander in Chief; or, the Upset of the Waterloo-man, Bags & Baggage

by John Phillips, published by George Humphrey
coloured etching, published 8 May 1827
NPG D10676

The Pilot Lost and the National Steamboat in Danger, by Charles Williams, published by  Samuel Knight (Knights) - NPG D46027

The Pilot Lost and the National Steamboat in Danger

by Charles Williams, published by Samuel Knight (Knights)
hand-coloured etching, published August 1827
NPG D46027

George and the Dragon, by Henry Heath, published by  John Fairburn - NPG D46032

George and the Dragon

by Henry Heath, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1827
NPG D46032

The Tory Band, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48688

The Tory Band

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
hand coloured etching and aquatint, published 1827
NPG D48688

Cabinet Ins and Outs. No. 4. Tears of Repentance, by Charles Williams, published by  John Fairburn - NPG D48690

Cabinet Ins and Outs. No. 4. Tears of Repentance

by Charles Williams, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1827
NPG D48690

The King Commander in Chief; or, the Upset of the Waterloo-man, Bags & Baggage, by John Phillips, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D48693

The King Commander in Chief; or, the Upset of the Waterloo-man, Bags & Baggage

by John Phillips, published by George Humphrey
coloured etching, published 8 May 1827
NPG D48693

Cabinet Ins and Outs. No. 4. The Rising Sun or Faction Defeated., by Henry Heath, published by  John Fairburn - NPG D48694

Cabinet Ins and Outs. No. 4. The Rising Sun or Faction Defeated.

by Henry Heath, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1827
NPG D48694

'A Great Political Magician giving the Wand of Power to his Cunning Harlequin', by John Phillips, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D48695

'A Great Political Magician giving the Wand of Power to his Cunning Harlequin'

by John Phillips, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 19 May 1827
NPG D48695

'The Three George's - The Patron - The Sovereign - and the Patriot', by Charles Williams, published by  John Fairburn - NPG D48696

'The Three George's - The Patron - The Sovereign - and the Patriot'

by Charles Williams, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 7 May 1827
NPG D48696

'The Head Watchman of the Treasury', by Henry Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48697

'The Head Watchman of the Treasury'

by Henry Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 15 May 1827
NPG D48697

Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville, by Charles Turner, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D7851

Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1827 (1826)
NPG D7851

'Patch-work Cabinet, No. 2.  Political Bind Man's Buff', published by John Fairburn - NPG D48706

'Patch-work Cabinet, No. 2. Political Bind Man's Buff'

published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published February 1828
NPG D48706

'King Arthur's Round Table', published by Gabriel Shire Tregear - NPG D48710

'King Arthur's Round Table'

published by Gabriel Shire Tregear
hand-coloured etching, published February 1828
NPG D48710

The Apparition.  A Cabinet Picture from the Downing St Collection, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D40936

The Apparition. A Cabinet Picture from the Downing St Collection

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published November 1829
NPG D40936

A Cabinet Picture, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41022

A Cabinet Picture

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 5 November 1830
NPG D41022

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The first Nautical Sovereign Coach, Just started

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published circa November 1830
NPG D48831

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A Cabinet Picture

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured lithograph, published 5 November 1830
NPG D48835

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His Honor the Beadle Driving the Wagabonds out of the Parish!!!

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 28 November 1830
NPG D48840

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