[Thomas, Earl of Wilton.]
[London: F.G. Moon, 1835.]
Mezzotint with etching, scarce proof before all letters and coat of arms engraved to lower margin. 530 x 380mm, 20¾ x 15". A fine impression.
Thomas Egerton, 2nd Earl of Wilton (1799-1882), known as Thomas Grosvenor until 1814, British nobleman and Tory Politician. Standing to front, facing towards right; wearing a dark cloak with fur collar, dark coat, waistcoat, neckerchief, watch-chain, and ring on the little finger of his left hand, which is resting on the pedestal of a large urn; curtain to left. Wilton served as Lord Steward of the Household in 1835 in Sir Robert Peel's first administration. He was an expert horseman and thus established the Heaton Park Races in 1827. His interest in yachting meant that he was appointed Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron from 1849 to 1881. After John Bostock (1808-1872).
Whitman 620, before I: "C. Turner sale catalogue mentions 'proofs with autograph'".
[Ref: 27223] £190.00