Published as the Act directs May 10.th 1784 by Ja:s Walker No.49 Upper Mary le Bone Street.
Mezzotint with Collector's mark, small margins. Plate 506 x 355mm (20 x 14"). Trimmed along lower edge.
Portrait, three-quarter length directed to left seated with his hands on the arms of his chair, looking towards the viewer, wearing a dark suite with a fur-trimmed coat, round white collar and spectacles, table beside him to left with an inkstand and scroll labelled "definitive Treaty with the United States of America Sepr 3 1783" in ink. David Hartley (1732-1813), statesman, scientific inventor, and son of the philosopher David Hartley. In 1776 the first MP to speak for the Abolition to the Slave trade. He was MP for Kingston upon Hull, and also held the position of 'His Britannic Majesty's Minister Plenipotentiary', appointed by George III to treat with the United States of America, where he negotiated with Franklin for US independence. He was a signatory to the Treaty of Paris. Inventor of fireplates. An obelisk is sited near Tibbetts corner, Putney.
Horne: 63, i/ii. CS: 7. Ex Collection: Earl of Bute.
[Ref: 29085] £420.00