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Usually known by his courtesy title 'Lord Castlereagh', Stewart entered Parliament in 1795. He first made his mark under Pitt as Chief Secretary for Ireland (1798–1801) when he crushed the Irish uprising and oversaw the Act of Union (1801). While Foreign Secretary (1812–1822) he was responsible for uniting the powers that overthrew Napoleonand became the chief architect of the Treaty of Vienna, 1815.
oil on canvas
74.3 x 61.6 cm