The Hon.ble Henry Hobart. M.P.
Norwich: Published July 30.th 1804, by J. Freeman. No.2 London Lane.
Mezzotint, with very large margins. Platemark: 370 x 280mm (14˝ x 11"). Foxing in margins. Rubbing to and creasing to sheet. Uncut.
A portrait of British politician Henry Hobart (1738 - 1799). Head and shoulders within a square frame, looking towards the left, with powdered hair and cravat. The family home of Blickling Hall, is one of England's finest houses. Hobart in Tasmania is named after this sitter's brother, George, 3rd Earl of Buckingham. Hobart, who was an MP for Norwich between 1786 and 1799, was a reliable supporter of William Pitt’s administration as Prime Minister. Hobart's main passion however, shared with his elder brothers, was the promotion of the Italian opera in England. The new 'Hamarket Opera House' of 1790 was surmounted with the Hobart family motto.
Chaloner Smith: 9.
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