Sir John Sinclair.
[Pub. as the Act directs April 16 1790 by T. Cadell, Strand.]
Etching with large margins. Plate 253 x 178mm (10 x 7").
Sir John Sinclair, 1st Bt (1754-1835), agriculturalist, his right arm resting on a volume inscribed 'Hist. of the Revenue' (referring to his 'History of the public revenue of the British Empire'). Sinclair was the first President of the Board of Agriculture in 1793; he initiated sheep-shearings, introduced improved methods of tillage and established new breeds of livestock in Scotland. His Statistical Account of Scotland, drawing on returns from every parish minister in Scotland, was published in 1799. After Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769 - 1830).
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