His Grace the Duke of Portland.
London, Publish'd March 31st; 1785, by Wm. Austin Drawing Master & Print-Merchant at No 41 St. James's Street, & for the Engraver by W. Dickinson, No.158 Bond Street.
Mezzotint, scratched letters, 505 x 355mm. 20 x 14". Age toned; slight surface scratching.
William Henry Cavendish, 3rd Duke of Portland, (1738 – 1809), statesman, Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Prime Minister. He was known before 1762 by the courtesy title Marquess of Titchfield. He held a title of every degree of British nobility - that of Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount and Baron. Cavendish was owner of the "Portland Vase" when it was copied by Josiah Wedgwood and subsquently placed it in the British Museum on loan until the Museum purchased the vase in 1945.
Hamilton: pg.55. Chaloner Smith: 13, II.
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