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John Fuller

Photo credit: The Royal Institution

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John Fuller, known as ‘Mad Jack Fuller’ due to his eccentricity, was a wealthy land owner and sometime MP for Sussex, the coast of which can be seen in the background of the portrait. His parliamentary career was colourful, even by the standards of the time: in one notorious incident, presumably while overtired and emotional, he was dragged from the House for swearing and calling the Speaker ‘the little insignificant fellow in the wig' and spent two nights in Parliament's prison.

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  • Date

    early 19th C

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    128 x 102.5 cm

  • Accession number

    RIIC 0478

  • Acquisition method

    presented by the sitter, 1832


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