William Beckford Esq Twice Lord Mayor of London.Taken from the Original Model presented by Augustin Carlini, and REJECTED by a Majority of the Committee of the Court of Aldermen and Common Council. on the 16th January 1771.
Published according to Act of Parl.t 5. Apr. 1772.
Engraving, rare & scarce. Sheet 640 x 430mm (25¼ x 17") Trimmed within plate top and bottom, without loss of image; some loss around platemark.
An illustration of the statue of William Beckford (1709-70, MP and twice Lord Major of London) that Agostino Carlini (c.1718 - 1790) proposed for the Guildhall but which was rejected for another design. He is shown in his mayoral robes and chain, his sword and mace to the side. Two putti hold the Bill of Rights, a Liberty Pole and a scroll, which probably contains the text of his famous admonition of George III.
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[Ref: 33151] £550.00