George Granville Marquis of Stafford, K.G.
1817, Gt. Russel St. Bloomsbury.
Mezzotint with very large margins. Platemark: 510 x 360mm (20 x 14¼"). Light foxing in margins.
A portrait of George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland KG (1758 - 1833), known as Viscount Trentham from 1758 to 1786, as Earl Gower from 1786 to 1803 and as The Marquess of Stafford from 1803 to 1833. A politician, art patron and landowner, Granville succeeded his father as Marquis of Stafford in 1803. He initiated the notorious 'Highland Clearances', resettling thousands of his tenants, was an early benefactor of the National Gallery and President of the British Institution, and became Duke of Sutherland five months before his death in 1833.
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Not in O'D.
[Ref: 35059] £320.00