[Sidney Earl of Godolphin.]
Engraving, early proof before publication in letterhead, 365 x 235mm 14 1/4 x 9 1/4"
Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (1645 - 1712); a statesman and financier. Godolphin's expertise and loyalty were crucial to the Duke of Marlborough's success in the war against France. Appointed a Lord of the Treasury in 1679 and First Lord in 1684, he was made Lord High Treasurer on the accession of Queen Anne but was dismissed in 1710. A cautious, capable and flexible man, according to Charles II he was 'never in the way and never out of the way'.
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