John Duke of Marlborough.
Sold by P. Smith in Grane Lane & And.w Miller on Hog Hill. 1744.
Mezzotint, very scarce. Platemark: 342 x 240mm. (13½ x 9½"). Damage to surface of the print.
John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650 - 1722), was an English soldier and statesman whose career spanned the reigns of five monarchs. Honoured for his services at William's coronation with the earldom of Marlborough, he went on to have a brilliant military career which culminated during the reign of Queen Anne when he won the Battle of Blenheim during the War of Spanish Succession. Portrait in an oval ,decorated with leafy branches, on a square frame with plaque below.
Ex Collection of The Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd; CS 33i/i.
[Ref: 30706] £120.00