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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

John Aislabie (1670-1742), Whig politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer

Politician; treasurer of the navy, 1714; chancellor of the exchequer, 1718-21; MP for Ripon; supported the South Sea Company scheme (the South Sea bubble) for paying off the national debt; when it failed he was expelled the House and succeeded by Walpole.

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Hailstone 1869
E. Hailstone, Portraits of Yorkshire Worthies, 1869.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.