A Wellknown Society of Worthy Aldermen from an Original Painting by T. Hudson in Goldsmith's Hall London.
Mezzotint. 255 x 355mm, 10 x 14". Bottom margin creased and torn.
The so-called 'Benn's Club', five aldermen persuaded by William Benn, Lord Mayor of London in 1746-7, to travel to his house on the Isle of Wight in December 1747 and send a message of support to Charles Stuart, the Young Pretender. The aldermen are (R-L): John Blachford, William Benn, Robert Alsop, Edward Ironside, Sir Humphrey Marshall & Sir Thomas Rawlinson. The man standing behind is a waiter.
CS 31. Sharp 711, state ii of ii.. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10483] £450.00