The Right Honble. Sidney Earl of Godolphin Viscount Rialton & Lord Godolphin of Rialton, Lord High Treasurer of England Lord Leiutenant of the County of Cornwall, One of the Lords of Her Majties. most Honble. Privy Councill & Knight of the most NobleOrder of ye Garter.
Sold by I. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel-street Covent Garden [n.d. c.1707].
Mezzotint, 350 x 250mm. 13¾ x 9¾".
Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (1645-1712), statesman and financier. Godolphin's expertise and loyalty were crucial to the Duke of Marlborough's success in the war against France. Appointed a Lord of the Treasury in 1679 and First Lord in 1684, he was made Lord High Treasurer on the accession of Queen Anne but was dismissed in 1710. A cautious, capable and flexible man, according to Charles II he was 'never in the way and never out of the way'. 'Milne Cooper Collection' blindstamp to lower left corner. After Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646 - 1723).
Chaloner Smith 116: ii of iii. In the NPG.
[Ref: 25954] £230.00