Sir John C. Hobhouse, Bart. M.P. F.R.S. &c. &c. &c.
London, Published Augt. 1, 1834, by Mr. Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint, title in open letters inscribed 'Proof' lower right, 355 x 255mm. 14 x 10".
John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford (1786 - 1869), statesman and friend of Byron; wearing an open dark double-breasted coat over light buttoned waistcoat, black neckerchief and white frill. Educated at Westminster School and Trinity, Cambridge; he befriended Lord Byron and later accompanied him when travelling in the Peninsula, Greece. He considered himself to be an advanced Radical in terms of politics and wrote various pamphlet, one of which landed him in Newgate in 1819. However, by 1820 he was admitted to Parliament, as MP for Westminster. Following the Whig's rise to power, he was held many offices, including Secretary at War, Chief Secretary for Ireland, and President of the Board of Control. After James Lonsdale (1777 - 1839).
Whitman: 262, iv of iv.
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