Archibald Earl of Gosford.
Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Lithograph. Private plate. Printed area: 165 x 130mm (6½ x 5"). On large album sheet.
A portrait of Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford (1776 - 1849). Acheson was a British politician who served as Lieutenant-Governor of Lower Canada and Governor General of British North America in the 19th century. In 1835, he became Governor General of British North America and instructed to appease the reformists, led by Louis-Joseph Papineau, without giving them any real power. The following year Lord Gosford learned of the planned Lower Canada Rebellion and had many of Papineau's followers arrested, although Papineau himself escaped to the United States. The next month, he issued a reward for the capture of Papineau, and declared martial law in Lower Canada.
Ex Collection: The Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 35138] £240.00