G. Bentinck [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell Royal Library, 33, Old Bond Street. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart.
Lithograph on india paper, india 200 x 150mm. 8 x 6". Margins trimmed.
Portrait of Lord George Cavendish Bentinck (1802 - 1848), statesman and sportsman. Leading Tory MP and well-known sportsman; son of the 4th Duke of Portland. Bentinck was a passionate protectionist who helped to oust Peel in 1846 after the repeal of the Corn Laws. From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
O'Donoghue supplement p.39, 5. NPG.
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