Simon Lord Lovat.Price 1 Shilling.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament August 25.th 1746.
Etching. 356 x 228mm. 14 x 11¼". Cut. Some creasing.
Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (1667? - 1747) was a Jacobite executed at the age of eighty for high treason in the 1745 Rising, after a lifetime of devious intrigue between Jacobites and Hanoverians. A huge crowd attended his execution, the last on Tower Hill. William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) drew this very popular portrait of Lovat at an inn in St. Albans on his way to trail and eventual execution. His 'Memoirs' are open at the table to his right and he counts off the Highland clans that fought for the Pretender in the Jacobite rebellion 1745-1746.
BM Satires: 2801. Paulson 1989: 166.ii/iii.
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