The Honourable Sr James Ley Knight and Baronett Lord Cheife Iustice of the Kinges Bench &c.
Engraving, rare. 114 x 76mm. 4½ x 3". Trimmed.
Portrait of James Ley, first Earl of Marlborough, moustache and short beard, wearing cap, ruff, and official robes. James Ley, 1st Earl of Marlborough (1550-1629) was an English judge and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1622. He was Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland and then in England, and was Lord High Treasurer from 1624 to 1628.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25421] £80.00