The Right Honble. Charles Lord Viscount Townshend.
Cum privilegio Regis. Sold by E. Cooper at the 3. Pigeons in Bedford Street. [n.d. c.1720.]
Mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 348 x 251mm. 13¾ x 10". Cut and laid on sheet.
Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend (1675-1738), Statesman and agriculturalist. Charles Townshend entered politics as a young man. Despite being a very poor speaker, he led a distinguished career as a statesman and diplomat. He was responsible for a number of innovations including the introduction of large-scale turnip cultivation into England, for which he gained the nickname 'Turnip Townshend'. His second wife, Dorothy, was the sister of the Whig Prime Minister Robert Walpole.
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
[Ref: 12865] £180.00