Pub.d by T.Mc.Lean, Haymarket.
Hand-coloured etching. Plate 306 x 223mm. 12 x 8¾". Trimmed to the plate along the left edge.
John Cam Hobhouse, Baron Broughton de Gyfford (1786 - 1869), statesman and friend of Byron; wearing an overcoat and gloves but no hat. He holds a paper or letter and a small cane. 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 held many offices, including Secretary at War, Chief Secretary for Ireland, and President of the Board of Control.
See BM Satires: 13349 [published by Dighton.]
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