Lord MalmsburyAmbassadeur van zijne Majesteit den Koning van Groot Brittanje aan haar Hoog Mogende de Staaten Generaal der Verenigde Nederlanden.
by P. van Dyk Roterdam [n.d., c.1790s].
Stipple and soft-ground etching, laid paper, rare, with large margins, 240 x 200mm. 9½ x 8". One rust spot in plate, upper left, some soiling and stains.
Portrait of James Harris, 1st Earl of Malmesbury (1746 - 1820), diplomat; Britain's ambassador in The Hague 1784 – 1788. This is a scarce Dutch copy of the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792). Malmesbury furthered Pitt's policy of maintaining England's influence on the Continent by the arms of her allies, and held the threads of the diplomacy which ended in the king of Prussia's overthrowing the Patriot republican party in the Netherlands, which was inclined to France, and re-establishing the Prince of Orange. In recognition of his services he was created Baron Malmesbury of Malmesbury in September 1788.
Not in Hamilton.
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