Thomas Viscount Anson.
London Published April 24, 1823 by Mr. Turner 50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. 546 x 386mm (21½ x 15¼"). Cut, losing part of publication line' stain lower right.
Portrait, three-quarter length, seated in an armchair in a room with pillars, shelves of books, a sculpted bust, and archway; wearing a dark double-breasted coat, light waistcoat and neckerchief; holding a plan above his knees; on left, portfolio with scraped lettering "T.P. 1819"; on right, a table with papers, books, inkstand, inkwells and pens. Engraved from a portrait by Phillips now in Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire. Thomas William Anson (1795-1854), 1st Earl of Lichfield, known as The Viscount Anson from 1818 to 1831, was a British Whig politician who served under Lord Grey and Lord Melbourne as the Master of the Buckhounds and later as Postmaster General.
Ex Collection: The Late Hon.ble Christopher Lennox-Boyd. NPG: D37327. Whitman: 18, ii.
[Ref: 28771] £180.00