Guillelmo Comiti Cadogan &c.
Mac.S. [Paris: Basan, c.1737.]
Engraving. 650 x 410mm, 25½ x 16". Tears to margins, creased, some staining.
An allegorical monument to William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan (1675–1726), one of Churchill's senior officers during the War of the Spanish Succession and commander of the army during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715. 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: 10622] £180.00