Pitt, Earl of Chatham; 1766.
Published as the Act directs March 1.st 1824.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 159 x 109mm. 6¼ x 4¼".
William Pitt, 1st Earl Chatham (1708-1778) who served Prime Minister of Great Britain between 1766 and 1768. He led Britain during the Seven Years' War and is known for his single-minded devotion to victory over France. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes'.
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