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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.

The Royal Institution



early 19th C


oil on canvas


H 128 x W 102.5 cm

Accession number

RIIC 0478

Acquisition method

presented by the sitter, 1832

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