London: London Printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69 St. Paul's Church Yard. [n.d. c, 1790]
Mezzotint. Plate: 110 x 145mm, (4¼ x 5¾"). Large margins. Some slight paper tone.
Portrait of a man in an oval smoking a long pipe, who holds a piece of paper on which is written 'AN HONEST MAN will FEAR GOD. HONOUR the KING. and DO as HE would be DONE BY.' Beside the man rests a glass, a decanter of wine and a book titled 'British Peerage', whilst on the wall behind hangs a diagram of 'British Constitution' in which 'Lords', 'Commons' and 'King' form an equilateral triangle with 'Public Good' in the centre. A framed portrait of George III rests below.
BM 9045. Ex: Collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35002] £220.00