Samuel Thornton, ESQ.RE.
London, Published Dec.r 19. 1827, by Mr. Martin Colnaghi, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint with very large margins, very fine. Proof impression. Platemark: 505 x 355mm (19¾ x 14"). Light foxing in margins.
A portrait of Samuel Thornton (1754 - 1838) seated in an armchair in front of a pillar, directed and facing towards right. He holds a letter in his right hand and to left, is a draped table on which lies a letter, lettered "To S Thornton Bank", and an inkwell and pen. Thornton was one of the sons of John Thornton, a leading merchant in the Russian and Baltic trade, and was a director of the Bank of England for 53 years. He was, for many years, a governor of Greenwich Hospital, governor of the Russian Company, and president of Guy's Hosptital.
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Whitman: 557.
[Ref: 35060] £420.00