[Thomas Somerset, Viscount Somerset of Cashell]
Stipple with etching, proof before letters with uncleaned title area. Sheet 205 x 135mm. 8 x 5¼". Trimmed on or close to plate; a fine impression.
A fine and rare portrait, according to a pencil note in an old hand below plate and to verso Thomas Somerset, died 1651, created Viscount Somerset of Cashel, co. Tipperary, Ireland in 1626. His father, Edward 4th Earl of Worcester, was one of the greatest statesmen of his times. Adolphus's ~British Cabinet pub. E. Harding 1800. Edward Harding (1755-1840), Engraver, publisher and librarian to Queen Charlotte.
[Ref: 16970] £65.00