[Netherlands] Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck, Raad Pensionaris der Bataafsche Republiek. Opgedragen aan Hoogstdeszelfs Echtgenote Vrouwe Catharina Eschimmelpenninck geln. Nahuys. Door Haar Excellenties, zeer verplichten en gehoorzame Dienaar, C.H.Hodges.
Amsterdam, op de Prinsegracht, over het Aalmoesniers Weeshuis, No.205.
Mezzotint in frame. 718 x 456mm. Chaloner Smith on Hodges above "His Manipulation also was very able, the portrait of Schimmmelpennick being generally quoted as one of the most excellent examples of workmanship in mezzotinto of feathers, lace, satins, and other textures."
Rutger Jan Schimmelpenninck (Deventer, 31 October 1761 - Amsterdam, 15 February 1825) was a Dutch politician of the Batavian Republic. He studied law at Leiden University between 1781 and 1784. He became a lawyer in Amsterdam in 1784. He was one of the leaders of the revolution against Prince William V of Orange, when the French army defeated the Dutch in January 1795. He was a member of the National Assembly (1796 - 1798) and belonged to the moderate unitarians, who were advocates of a central government. He was president of the National Assembly and acting head of state of the Batavian Republic between 17 May 1796 and 30 May 1796 and between 15 May 1797 and 29 May 1797. He was the Batavian (Dutch) ambassador to France between 1798 and 1801 and from 1803 to 1805 and the Batavian ambassador to Great Britain in 1802 and 1803. Napoleon made him the sole ruler of the Batavian Republic with the title of Raadspensionaris ('Grand Pensionary') and he ruled for one year from 1805. He had no employment between 1806 and 1811. The Netherlands became a part of France in 1810 and Schimmelpenninck was a member of the French senate between 1811 and 1813. He was a member of the senate of the Kingdom of the United Netherlands between 1815 and 1820.
CS: pg. 625.
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