Rainald Knightley [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond Street. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart.
Lithograph on india paper, india 225 x 165mm. 9 x 6½".
Portrait of Rainald Knightley, 1st Baron Knightley (1819 - 1895), politician Conservative Member of Parliament for South Northamptonshire. He entered parliament in 1852 and held the seat until 1892. He married Louisa Mary, daughter of General Sir Edward Bowater, in 1869. Their marriage produced no children and his death lead to the extinction of the baroncy. 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 p.710. NPG D18101.
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