The Honourable Robert Price Esqr. one of the Barons of his Majesties Court of Exchequer 1714.
Sold by Geo: Vertue in Belton Street Drury Lane London.
Engraving. Mounted on an album page. Image 371 x 262mm. 14½ x 10¼". Cut and laid on sheet. Some glue staining to the corners.
Robert Price (1653-1732) was a British judge and politician. In 1682 Price was appointed Attorney General for South Wales, as well as alderman of the city of Hereford; the following year he became recorder of Radnor; then steward to Catherine of Braganza in 1684; town clerk of Gloucester 1685; and King's Counsel for Ludlow in 1686. Price was removed as Attorney General and from other offices in 1688; he later successfully opposed William III's 1695 grant of lands in Denbighshire to William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland, earning the appellation "patriot of his native country". He was appointed a judge in Wales in 1700. Robert Price also served as Member of Parliament for Weobley during this period, resigning the seat in favour of his elder son Thomas in 1702; Queen Anne upon her succession had elevated Price to the House of Lords as a Baron of the Exchequer. In 1726 he became a justice of the Court of Common Pleas.
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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