John Bowring, L.L.D.&c.&c.
London Published June 4th 1832 by Wm. Ward 12 Mornington Place Hampstead Road.
Mezzotint, 375 x 280mm. 14¾ x 11". Paper a little browned, generally a good impression with wide margins.
Portrait of Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), linguist and traveller, diplomatist and author; seated, looking to front, his left elbow on a table and wearing a dark coat, holding spectacles in his left hand. Bowring promoted reforms to the keeping of public accounts and obtained the issue of the florin as the first step towards a decimal system of currency. A friend of John Stuart Mill and editor of the radical 'Westminster Review'; after a varied career as journalist, poet, financial and economic expert, MP, traveller and diplomat, he became consul at Canton in 1847. He was later appointed plenipotentiary to China and governor, commander-in-chief and vice -admiral of Hong Kong. Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875).
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