J.T. Barber Beaumont.
Lithograph on india, large margins. Printed area 230 x 165mm (9 x 6½").
John Thomas Barber Beaumont (1774-1841), army officer, painter, author, and philanthropist, member of the Society of Antiquaries & Geological Society. He was miniature painter to the Duke of Clarence, the future king William IV of Great Britain. In 1803 he raised a rifle corps named The Duke of Cumberland's Sharp Shooters, which later became Queen Victoria's Rifles. As a businessman Beaumont founded the Provident Institution and Savings Bank in 1806 and the County Fire and the Provident Life insurance offices in 1807.
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