[Lionel Cranfield Sackville Duke of Dorset.]
[London: Vertue, c.1740.]
Etching and engraving, unfinished proof before letters with large margins. 430 x 295mm (17 x 11½"). Printseller's ink stamp on reverse.
Lionel Cranfield Sackville (1688-1765), 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1731-7 and 1751-5. He informed George I of his accession to the throne and carried the sceptre at his coronation; at the coronation of George II he was Lord High Steward and carried St Edward's Crown. The finished plate has an extra border around the image, also filling the inscription area, in the centre of which is a coat-of-arms.
See BM: 1849,1031.19 for proof before letters but with engraved borders. Alexander 825. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36465] £280.00