Marquis of Lansdowne.Respectfully Inscribed to his Lordship and to his political Friends, By their obedient, humble Servants, The Proprietors of the "Constitution".
[British, n.d., c.1825.]
Scarce lithograph, sheet 300 x 240mm. 11¾ x 9½".
Portrait of Whig politician Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780 – 1863). His first office, aged twenty-five, was as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the coalition 'Ministry of All the Talents'. On nearly doubling property tax, he gained a reputation for high moral principles and sympathy with the oppressed. During the Whigs' long years in opposition, he championed various causes; anti-slavery, Catholic emancipation and law reform. In 1826-8 he led a faction of 'Canningite' Tories and served as Home Secretary, resisting electoral reform. Issued for subscribers to a political periodical.
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