A View of the Court erected in Westminster Hall, for the Tryal of Simon Lord Lovat,Begun on Monday the 9th. Day of March, and continued on Tuesday ye 10th. Wednesday 11th. Friday 13th. Monday 16th. Wednesday 18th. and Thursday the 19th. Days of March 1746/7, on the last of which Days Judgement of High Treason was given against him. To His Grace Peregrine Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, Lord Great Chamberlain of England. This Plate is most humbly Dedicated by his Grace's most obedient humble Servent John Pine Bluemantle.
Published by J. Pine December 25, 1750.
Etching and engraving. Plate 640 x 470mm. 25¼ x 18½". Horizontal centre crease. Trimmed to the plate top and left-hand side. Cut inside the platemark to the right. Small tears around the edges.
Representation of the trial of Lord Lovat which began on 9th March 1747 at Westminster Hall. The Hall is furnished as a court-room, with the Peers on floor, and the Commons in side-galleries. Lord Lovat stands at the centre with his back to the viewer facing the Lord High Steward in his chair, with ladies sitting in boxes either side of the empty royal throne behind him. Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (1667? - 1747) was a Jacobite executed at the age of eighty for high treason in the 1745 Rising, after a lifetime of devious intrigue between Jacobites and Hanoverians. A huge crowd attended his execution, the last on Tower Hill. With plan of the court and key to places above main image, and description of the proceedings to left and right of plan.
[Ref: 17020] £360.00