David Ricardo, Esq.r M.P.
London, Published by Messr.s Colnaghi's, Cockspur St.t May 6th 1822
Mezzotint with very large margins, very scarce, platemark 410 x 305mm (16 x 12"). Fine proof impression; foxing to margins.
David Ricardo (1772-1823), political economist. An MP for Portarlington in Ireland, patron of the arts and provider of schools, almshouses and and infirmary, Ricardo is chiefly remembered as one of the most influential of political economists. His influential book 'On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation' (1817) was championed by Thomas De Quincey and J.S. Mill (whose 1848 'Principles of Political Economy' revived Ricardo's by then flagging reputation with its claims for his as 'the greatest political economist'). Ricardo was also praised by Karl Marx for his attempt to develop a labour theory of value, and his writings remain a source of fascination From the portrait by Thomas Phillips (private plate), which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1821.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Whitman 497 i/ii.
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