The Earl of Durham.
London, Published by J.Mitchell, Library, 33, Old Bond Street. Printed by Graf & Soret.
Lithograph, india paper, india 195 x 160mm. 7¾ x 6¼". Some scuffed title area holes in the india.
Portrait of John Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham (1792 - 1840). Lambton was the Durham MP until he was ennobled as Baron Durham in 1828. He served as Lord Privy Seal under Earl Grey, and Governor General of the Province of Canada 1838-9, during which time his 'Report on the Affairs of British North America' recommended the creation of the Canadian Parliament. 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
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