Alfred Paget [facsimile signature].
London, Published by John Mitchell 33, Old Bond Street. J. Graf, Printer to her Majesty.
Lithograph on india paper, india 205 x 165mm. 8 x 6½".
Portrait of Lord Alfred Henry Paget (1816 - 1888), exhibiting subtle differences in dress and hairstyle with D'Orsay's portrait observed from life one year later (see item Ref: 21827). For many years Paget was equerry and clerk-marshal of the royal household. He rose to the rank of general in the 7th Hussars on the retired list in 1881. He represented Lichfield in the Whig interest from 1837 to 1865. He died on board his yacht Violet at Inverness on 24 August 1888. 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.396, 1. DNB. See 21827
[Ref: 21828] £70.00