Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 640 x 415mm, 25¼ x 16¼". Tears to margins, creased.
An allegorical monument to William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, (c.1665-1723), Lord Chancellor of England, who conducted the negotiations that led to the Act of Union in 1707. From Eugene Mac-Swiny's 'Tombeaux des Princes, Grand Capitaines et Autres Hommes Illustres, Qui ont fleuri dans la Grande-Bretagne'. Owen McSwiny, former manager of Drury Lane and the Haymarket Theatres, had travelled to Italy where he bought works of Italian painters, including Canaletto, to sell to English collectors. He also planned a series of historical pictures to decorate the Duke of Richmond's apartment at Goodwood, commemorating the deeds of famous Englishmen.
[Ref: 10617] £280.00