[His Grace Charles Spencer, Duke of Marlborough, Master General of the Ordnance, General in Chief of His Majesty's Foot Forces, Kinght of ye most Noble Order of ye Garter, & oneof his Maj.ties most hon.ble Privy Council &c.Done from a Picture in the Possession of the Rt. Hon.ble the Earl of Pembroke; to whom this Plate, is most humbly Inscribed by His most Dutiful and Obedient Servant. Rich:d Houston.]
[Sold by R. Houston, Charing Cross. Price 2.s]
Very rare mezzotint, proof before letters. Collector's stamp outside image area to right. Plate 330 x 228mm. 13 x 9". Repaired tear in background
Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough (1706-1758) was a British soldier and politician. He briefly served as Lord Privy Seal in 1755 and led the British forces during the Raid on St Malo in 1758 during the Seven Years' War. Colletor's mark. Lugt: 572, John Charrington, Conservtor Fitzwilliam Museum.
CS: 77, i/iii. Hamilton: p.51, ii. Ex Collection: The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Ex Collection: John Charrington (b.1856), Print Conservator at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Lugt: 572.
[Ref: 24423] £260.00