The Rt. Honble. John Lord Sommers.
Sold by J. Smith at the Lyon & Crown in Russell Street Covent Garden.
Mezzotint. Mounted on an album page. Image 342 x 252mm. 13½ x 10". Cut and laid on sheet. Some light spotting.
John Somers, Baron Somers (1651-1716). Somers was called to the Bar in 1676, and he combined his work as a barrister with involvement with Whig politics. He was at the centre of the Whig party in the twenty-five years following the revolution of 1688. Entering Parliament as an MP in 1689, Somers was made first Solicitor General and then Attorney General; he became William III's most confidential adviser. He served in a number of other senior government offices including Lord Keeper, Lord Chancellor and Lord President to the Council. Somers' legal abilities, constitutional achievements and his belief in religious toleration were extravagantly praised by Whig historians throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
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: 12870] £150.00