Alderman Benn. [in ink.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters. 355 x 255mm, 14 x 10". Trimmed to plate.
William Benn, Alderman for Aldersgate, President of Bridewell and Bethlehem Hospitals, Lord Mayor of London in 1746. A Jacobite, Benn sent a message of support to Charles Stuart while Lord Mayor. In 1749 he was involved in a drunken fight with another alderman at a London City feast after proposing a toast to the health of the Young Pretender. Died 1755.
CS 30, unrecorded state. Sharp 314. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10482] £280.00