The Unbiased Patriot: or The Portraiture of a late Rt. Hon: Enquirist; Where unto is annexed the Character of a good Magistrate. Being a Sequel to the famous Address to the Liverymen of London, and a suitable Frontispiece to that Celebrated performance.The Character of a good Magistrate. He is one that administers Justice with an impartial Hand. He looks wit an equal Eye on the Accuser & the Accused till the Evidence of Facts determines his Judgment. [...]
Gazetteer Aug.st 21st 1754. Sold by the Printsellers of London and Westminster.
Engraving with thread margins, very scarce & rare. Platemark: 325 x 200mm (12¾ x 7¾").
A full length portrait of the Lord Mayor of London Sir Crisp Gascoyne (1700 - 1761). He stands slightly to the left, with his left hand on his hip, and his right on a table, upon which rests a large sword and crown. He wears a highly embelished robe. A statue of 'Justice' can be seen in the background to the right, holding a sword and balance scales. Gascoyne, who became Lord Mayor in 1752, and was the first chief magistrate who occupied the present Mansion House, is represented here as the model Magistrate or 'Unbiased Patriot', with a description of his qualities inscribed below the portrait.
[Ref: 35622] £260.00