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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

(1764-1845), Prime Minister

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 179 portraits
Grey was the leader of the Whigs from 1806 to 1834. He led the party through the triumph of the Reform Act (1832) which extended the vote to the middle classes and gave representation to Britain's growing industrial towns. A follower of Fox, Grey had argued for constitutional reform since entering Parliament in 1786. He was an ardent supporter of Catholic emancipation and presided over the act to abolish slavery in all British-controlled territories (1833).

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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

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

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey when Lord Howick, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D17278

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey when Lord Howick

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1808 (circa 1805)
NPG D17278

'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

'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

'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

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Charles Turner, published by  Anthony Molteno, after  Thomas Phillips - NPG D15056

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Charles Turner, published by Anthony Molteno, after Thomas Phillips
mezzotint, published 28 May 1811
NPG D15056

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Thomas Hodgetts, after  James Northcote - NPG D2528

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Thomas Hodgetts, after James Northcote
mezzotint, published 1817
NPG D2528

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D48675

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published December 1820
NPG D48675

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17911

Steward's Court of the Manor of Torre Devon

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published December 1820
NPG D17911

Lucifera's Procession.  Fairy-Queen, attributed to Theodore Lane, published by  George Humphrey - NPG D17905

Lucifera's Procession. Fairy-Queen

attributed to Theodore Lane, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 12 May 1821
NPG D17905

Diogenese in Search of an Honest Ministry, by Henry Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D46030

Diogenese in Search of an Honest Ministry

by Henry Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 30 April 1827
NPG D46030

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Samuel Cousins, published by  Martin Colnaghi, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D34950

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Samuel Cousins, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, (circa 1828)
NPG D34950

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Samuel Cousins, published by and after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D34953

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Samuel Cousins, published by and after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published May 1829 (circa 1828)
NPG D34953

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by and sold by Francis William Wilkin, printed by  Graf & Soret - NPG D34949

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by and sold by Francis William Wilkin, printed by Graf & Soret
lithograph, 1830s
NPG D34949

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by T.C. Wilson, published by  S. Gans - NPG D34955

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by T.C. Wilson, published by S. Gans
lithograph, early 1830s
NPG D34955

Scene from a Suppressed Tragedy entitled The Turco Greek Conspiracy, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41004

Scene from a Suppressed Tragedy entitled The Turco Greek Conspiracy

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 June 1830
NPG D41004

Unholy Alliance or an Ominous Conjunction, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41011

Unholy Alliance or an Ominous Conjunction

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 29 July 1830
NPG D41011

The Noddle Bazaar, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41017

The Noddle Bazaar

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 9 September 1830
NPG D41017

An Unsuccessful Appeal, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41019

An Unsuccessful Appeal

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 25 September 1830
NPG D41019

Examples of the Laconic Style, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41028

Examples of the Laconic Style

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 November 1830
NPG D41028

Sampson and Dalilah, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, after  Thomas McLean - NPG D41029

Sampson and Dalilah

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, after Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 27 November 1830
NPG D41029

The Judgement of Paris, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41030

The Judgement of Paris

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 30 November 1830
NPG D41030

The Magic Shot (Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux), by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41031

The Magic Shot (Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux)

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 December 1830
NPG D41031

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