The Rt. Honble. James Craggs Esqr. His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State &c.
Fine mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 348 x 248mm. 13¾ x 9¾". Cut and laid on sheet. Some glue staining to the corners.
James Craggs the Younger (1686-1721). Part of his early life was spent abroad, where he made the acquaintance of George Louis, Elector of Hanover, afterwards King George I. In 1713 he became member of parliament for Tregony, in 1717 Secretary at War, and in the following year Secretary of State for the Southern Department. Craggs was implicated in the South Sea Bubble. Among Craggs's friends were Alexander Pope, who wrote the epitaph on his monument in Westminster Abbey, Joseph Addison, and John Gay.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
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