The Right Hon.ble Edmund Burke.Engraved for the Senator.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, Dec.r 24.th 1790.
Engraving, with very large margins. Plate 140 x 89mm. 5½ x 3½".
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797), statesman, 'The British Cicero', was an Anglo-Irish, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher who served for many years in the House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. In the words of Winston Churchill he was 'perhaps the greatest man that Ireland has produced'. He is remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolutionaries and for his later opposition to the French Revolution. He was thus seen as a leading figure within the conservative faction of the Whig party, which he dubbed the "Old Whigs", in opposition to the pro-French-Revolution "New Whigs", led by Charles James Fox. Within philosophy he is remembered for his influential ideas about the Sublime which played a key role in the development of Romanticism at the end of the eighteenth century.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
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