Pub/d Aug.t 12 1822 by G. Humphrey, 27 St. James's Street_London.
Hand-coloured etching. Sheet size: 330 x 240mm (13 x 9½"). Trimmed. Damage to bottom right corner.
Sir William Curtis in Highland costume standing against a background of sea, sky and mountains. This print anticipates Curtis's appearance during George IV's Northern Excursion. A lifelong Tory, Curtis was elected as a Member of Parliament for the City of London at the 1790 general election. He held the seat continuously for 28 years until his defeat at the 1818 general election. The definition of the three Rs as "reading, writing, and 'rithmetic" is attributed to him from a speech made at a Board of education dinner. By George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878).
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