Charles Cornwallis Lord Cornwallis &c.Principal Painter to K.Charles 2d. James 2d. William 3d. Ann & King George 1st.
Mezzotint, 355 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾".
Charles Cornwallis, 4th Baron Cornwallis (1675 - 1722), Whig politician. Cornwallis entered Parliament in 1695. Like his fellow members of the Kitcat Club, he favoured the Whig party, supporters of the Revolution of 1689 and the power of parliament against absolutist monarchy. Under George I he held posts in the government, but he had little influence on public affairs. He was described as 'a gentleman of sweet disposition, a great lover of the constitution, and well esteemed in his native county of Suffolk'. After Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646 - 1723), from a series of portraits of members of the Kitcat Club. The original painting is in the National Portrait Gallery. Numbered '24' lower right, crest with the motto 'Virtus Vincit Invidiam' below portrait.
Chaloner Smith 208, 24. NPG: D33116.
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