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William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

(1759-1834), Prime Minister

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 70 portraits
Grenville, William Pitt's first cousin, served as Speaker of the House of Commons (1789) and Foreign Secretary (1791-1801). The protégé and loyal follower of his cousin, Grenville was angered by Pitt's failure to oppose Addington and broke with him to join Fox and Grey in opposition. It was as head of the 'Ministry of All the Talents' coalition government, following Pitt's death, that Grenville was Prime Minister from 1806 to 1807. A reluctant leader, he resigned over George III's refusal to agree to Catholic emancipation; his administration nevertheless saw the abolition of British participation in the slave trade.

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'Westminster conscripts under the training act', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12872

'Westminster conscripts under the training act'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1806
NPG D12872

'Posting to the election, - a scene on the road to Brentford, Novr 1806', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13113

'Posting to the election, - a scene on the road to Brentford, Novr 1806'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1806
NPG D13113

The Protestant St George too much for All the Tallons, or the Beast with seven heads, by Isaac Cruikshank, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D47473

The Protestant St George too much for All the Tallons, or the Beast with seven heads

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 April 1807
NPG D47473

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12884

'Political mathematician's, shaking the Broad Bottom'd hemispheres'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 9 January 1807
NPG D12884

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12885

'John Bull and the sinking-fund - a pretty scheme for reducing the taxes & paying-off the national debt!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 February 1807
NPG D12885

'A kick at the Broad-Bottoms! - i.e. - emancipation of

'A kick at the Broad-Bottoms! - i.e. - emancipation of "All the Talents &c"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 23 March 1807
NPG D12887

'The pigs possessed: - or - the Broad Bottom'd litter running headlong into ye sea of perdition', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12888

'The pigs possessed: - or - the Broad Bottom'd litter running headlong into ye sea of perdition'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 April 1807
NPG D12888

'Election-candidates; - or - the Republican-goose at the top of the pole', probably by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12891

'Election-candidates; - or - the Republican-goose at the top of the pole'

probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1807
NPG D12891

'Charon's boat - or - the ghost's of

'Charon's boat - or - the ghost's of "All the Talents" taking their last voyage'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 16 July 1807
NPG D12895

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12896

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1807
NPG D12896

'The funeral procession of Broad-bottom', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13114

'The funeral procession of Broad-bottom'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 April 1807
NPG D13114

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12906

'Broad-bottom drones storming the hive - wasps, hornets & bumble bees, joining in the attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1808
NPG D12906

'L'enfant trouvé: - a sample of Roman charity! - or - the misfortune of not being born with marks of

'L'enfant trouvé: - a sample of Roman charity! - or - the misfortune of not being born with marks of "the talents"!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 May 1808
NPG D12909

'The loyal address! - or - the procession of the Hampshire-hogs from Botley to St James's', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12913

'The loyal address! - or - the procession of the Hampshire-hogs from Botley to St James's'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1808
NPG D12913

'Phaeton alarm'd!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13115

'Phaeton alarm'd!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 22 March 1808
NPG D13115

'Disciples catching the mantle: - the spirit of darkness overshadowing the priests of Baal', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13116

'Disciples catching the mantle: - the spirit of darkness overshadowing the priests of Baal'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 June 1808
NPG D13116

'An old English-gentleman pester'd by servants wanting places', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12922

'An old English-gentleman pester'd by servants wanting places'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 May 1809
NPG D12922

'True reform of Parliament, - i.e. - patriots lighting a revolutionary-bonfire in New Palace Yard', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12923

'True reform of Parliament, - i.e. - patriots lighting a revolutionary-bonfire in New Palace Yard'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 June 1809
NPG D12923

'The introduction of the Pope to the convocation at Oxford, by the Cardinal Broad-Bottom', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12933

'The introduction of the Pope to the convocation at Oxford, by the Cardinal Broad-Bottom'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1809
NPG D12933

'Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13118

'Tentanda via est qua me quoque possim tollere humo'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 8 August 1810
NPG D13118

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, by John Samuel Agar, after  John Wright, after  William Owen - NPG D34923

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by John Samuel Agar, after John Wright, after William Owen
stipple engraving, 1815
NPG D34923

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, by John Samuel Agar, published by  T. Cadell & W. Davies, after  John Wright, after  William Owen - NPG D15489

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after William Owen
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1815
NPG D15489

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, by James Fittler, after  Unknown sculptor - NPG D34922

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by James Fittler, after Unknown sculptor
line engraving, 1823
NPG D34922

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, by Thomas Anthony Dean, after  John Jackson - NPG D19558

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by Thomas Anthony Dean, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, circa 1829
NPG D19558

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, by Maxim Gauci, after  Lady Charlotte Proby - NPG D34924

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by Maxim Gauci, after Lady Charlotte Proby
lithograph, 1834
NPG D34924

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, by Maxim Gauci, after  Lady Charlotte Proby - NPG D34925

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by Maxim Gauci, after Lady Charlotte Proby
lithograph, 1834
NPG D34925

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'End of the Irish invasion; - or - the destruction of the French armada'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 20 January 1797
NPG D15304

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William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

by John Samuel Agar, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Wright, after William Owen
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1815
NPG D19416

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