Sir William Curtis, Bar.t. Alderman & Representative of the City of London.
Publish'd by W.S. Blake, Change Alley, London, March 1, 1814.
Copper engraving, fine image. 620 x 385mm, 24½ x 15¼". Bottom margin cut close to plate.
Sir William Curtis (1752-1829), son of a Wapping sea biscuit manufacturer, became MP for the City of London in 1790, holding the seat for 28 years. He was also Lord Mayor of London 1795-6. He is credited with the first use of the 'three Rs' as 'reading, writing, and 'rithmetic', in a speech made at a Board of education dinner.
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