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John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton

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Lawyer and Member of Parliament; one of the most powerful orators of his time and a strong defender of the liberty of the individual against the powers of the Crown and government. Solicitor-general in the Duke of Grafton's administration (1768–1770), but better known for his celebrated Parliamentary resolution, carried in 1780, that 'the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished'.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London

  • Date

    c.1774

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    76 x 62 cm

  • Accession number

    102

  • Acquisition method

    Given by Thomas Baring, 1860

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