[Andrew Spottiswoode Esq.]
London, Published June 28, 1838 by Thomas Boys, XI, Golden Square. Printed by Lahee & Co.
Mezzotint. First proof before title. Sheet: 595 x 440mm (23¼ x 17¼"). Very light foxing.
A three-quarters length portrait of Andrew Spottiswoode (1787 - 1866), standing facing front, with arms folded, in front of a landscape, to the left. Spottiswoode was a member of Parliament for Saltash from 1826 to 1830 and then Colchester from 1830 to 1831. As a member of Parliament for Saltash, he presented a number of petitions, notably an Edinburgh petition for repeal of the corn laws, 20 Feb. 1827, and a Saltash petition for the abolition of slavery, 23 June 1828. Away from politics, Spottiswoode became a junior partner in the printing firm of Eyre & Spottiswoode, a name well known to collectors of 19th century books, and in January 1830, he received a 30-year patent as King’s Printer, an office he held until 1855. Spottiswoode died in February 1866 at his London home at 12 James Street, Buckingham Gate.
NPG D42039. Not in O'D. Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35057] £280.00