Woodbine Parish Esq.r
Printed by C. Hullmandel
Lithograph on india with very large margins, very scarce, printed area approx 250 x 220mm (9¾ x 8¾"). Slight staining to margins.
Sir Woodbine Parish (1796-1882), diplomatist. Parish's diplomatic work took him to Sicily, the Ionian Islands, Naples, and Buenos Aires. As commissioner and consul-general (and subsequently chargé d'affaires) to Buenos Aires from 1823, staying there for nearly nine years. Parish also published a book resulting from his time in Argentina ('Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de la Plata', 1839), which demonstrates his interest in historical, geographical and geological research (he surveyed parts of the Bolivian Andes with Joseph Barclay Pentland). He was also a fellow of the Royal Society, Geological Society and Geographical Society, and corresponded with Charles Darwin. After the portrait by Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), whose over 700 portraits record the leading personalities of his time.
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