C: Lucas M:D:
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No. 53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760]
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"). Rubbed.
Portrait of Charles Lucas (1713-71), politician and physician, holding the thesis for his doctor's degree. Lucas began as an apothecary in Dublin, before his political activities saw him threatened with prosecution for seditious publications. He moved to London, where Samuel Johnson took a sympathetic view of his political misfortunes, and gained his degree on the continent. Returning to Dublin in 1760, he was soon elected MP, a post he held until his death. Engraved by James McArdell, one of several prominent Irish mezzotinters working in London in the eighteenth century.
CS 123 iii/iii; Hamilton p48 iii/iii; Goodwin: 56 iii of iii.
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