Mr. Serjeant Glyn, Member of Parliament for the County of Middlesex. John Wilkes Esq.r Elected Knight of the Shire for the County of Middlesex, 29th March 1768. Alderman of the Ward of Faringdon without. The Rev.d John Horne, Minister of New Brentford.Pr. 5.s.
Publish'd as the Act directs, Feb.y 6. 1769, by Rob.t Sayer, at No.53 in Fleet Street, & J.no Smith at No. 35 in Cheapside, London.
Mezzotint, very fine & rare with lage margins. Plate 305 x 389mm (12 x 15¼"). Few small creases.
Group portrait, seated around a table, John Glyn (1722-1779), Serjeant-at-law and recorder of London, to left wearing bands and short wig, right hand on his knee, holding quill in left, John Horne Tooke (1736-1812), radical political writer, opposite him, leaning forward and gesturing as he speaks, and between them John Wilkes (1725-1797), politician and satirical writer, especially of "The North Briton", who wears a fur-trimmed cloak and points at papers on the table labelled 'Addresses to County County of Middlesex Constitutional Legal Liberty / General Warrants Seizure of Papers Habeas Corpus Alteration of Records Informations ex Office Close Imprisonment / Treatise on Inclosing Commons Freedom of Elections Trial by Jury Letters to Sr. J. Gibbons and Sir W. B. Proctor', with a folding screen to right and a picture behind of an allegorical female figure holding a scroll of Magna Charta.
CS: 48. Russell: 48.
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