S.R. Graves [facsimile signature.]
[London: Henry Graves & Co., 1875.]
Mezzotint on india, proof before title, rare in this state. India 455 x 315mm (18 x 12½"). Printseller's Association blind stamp. India lifting bottom left.
Samuel Robert Graves (1818-73), merchant, shipowner, and a director of the London and North Western Railway. In 1861 he was Mayor of Liverpool, and in the 1865 general election Graves became MP for Liverpool, holding the seat until his death. A keen sailor, he was commodore of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club and author of 'National Dangers' and 'A Cruise in the Baltic'.
Artist's proof: 75. PSA
[Ref: 34380] £260.00