[The R.t Honorable Henry Grattan, Dedicated by Permission) to His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, By His Royal Highnesses most Obedient & Respectful Servant Alex.r Pope.]
[London; Published by Alex.r Pope, No.7, Albany Court, Piccadilly, Dec.r 14th 1814.]
Engraving with stipple, unfinished proof. Sheet 380 x 265mm (15 x 10½"). Trimmed close to image, horizontal fold.
Henry Grattan (1746 - 1820), a member of the Irish House of Commons and a campaigner for legislative freedom for the Irish Parliament in the late 18th century. Although he opposed the Act of Union 1800 and suffered polically for it, he eventually took a seat in the British House of Commons. He was buried in Westminster Abbey close to the tombs of Pitt and Fox. Much of the plate is unfinished, including his face, hands & stockings.
See NPG D34803 for the published state.
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