George, Earl of Dartmouth, K.G. Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, &c. &c. &c. A.D. 1810.
Published January 1st. 1814, by Chas. Heath; No. 6 Seymour Place, Sommers Town; Messrs. Boydell & Co. Cheapside, & Messrs. Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, Haymarket.
Line engraving, very fine; platemark 525 x 405mm (20½ x 16"). Trimmed inside platemark; false margins added.
George Legge, 3rd Earl of Dartmouth KG, PC, FRS (1755-1810), styled Viscount Lewisham until 1801, was a British politician. Dartmouth was returned to Parliament for Plymouth in 1778, a seat he held until 1780. The latter year he was returned for both Horsham and Staffordshire 1784, but chose to represent the latter. He continued to represent this constituency until 1784. From 1783 to 1798 he served as Lord Warden of the Stannaries. He remained out of Parliament for the next 17 years, but in 1801 he was summoned to the House of Lords through a writ of acceleration in his father's junior title of Baron Dartmouth. He succeeded his father in the earldom later the same year. Dartmouth served under Henry Addington as President of the Board of Control between 1801 and 1802 and as Lord Steward between 1802 and 1804. From 1804 to 1810 he was Lord Chamberlain under successively Pitt the Younger, Lord Grenville, the Duke of Portland and Spencer Perceval. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1801 and appointed a Knight of the Garter in 1805. He was also admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society on 3 May 1781. Engraved after the portrait by Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), whose over 700 portraits record the leading personalities of his time
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