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John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland

(1759-1841), Politician; Lord Privy Seal

Regency Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter associated with 32 portraits
Previously styled Lord Burghersh, Fane succeeded to the earldom in 1774. In 1782, he eloped with Sarah Anne Child, the only child and heir of banker Robert Child. The two were married at Gretna Green and Child consequently cut his daughter out of his will. While at Cambridge Westmorland had formed a friendship with William Pitt, which was later resumed in parliament. Pitt made him Joint Postmaster-General in 1789; the following year he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, a post he held for four years. Westmoreland became Lord Privy Seal with a Cabinet seat in 1798 and remained in office for nearly thirty years.

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'To Be, or not To Be, that is the Question.', by Henry Heath, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D48692

'To Be, or not To Be, that is the Question.'

by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 8 May 1827
NPG D48692

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

The Political Bellman, by Robert Seymour, published by  E. King - NPG D46052

The Political Bellman

by Robert Seymour, published by E. King
hand-coloured etching, circa January 1828
NPG D46052

'John Bull In Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union', by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48724

'John Bull In Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union'

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa February 1829
NPG D48724

'John Bull In Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union', by William Heath, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D48725

'John Bull In Perplexity or Ascendancy versus Union'

by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa February 1829
NPG D48725

The Game Stall, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41102

The Game Stall

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured lithograph, published 18 November 1831
NPG D41102

'The Gift of Tongues', by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean - NPG D41103

'The Gift of Tongues'

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 26 November 1831
NPG D41103

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