Lord Loughborough.Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.
London: Printed for Bowles & Carver / No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard [n.d., c.1780]
Mezzotint with small margins, rare, platemark 155 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Glued to backing sheet at corners.
Alexander Wedderburn, first earl of Rosslyn (1733-1805), lord chancellor. Born in Scotland, Wedderburn struggled to establish himself in the 1750s (a time of English mistrust of ambitious Scots), but by 1764 he was made king's counsel. In 1780, around the time this print was made, he became chief justice of the court of common pleas and a peer as Baron Loughborough, going on to become lord chancellor in 1793 where he opposed catholic emancipation. While Wedderburn has not been viewed kindly by many historians, he was a valued public speaker and competent judge.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS: Page 1763.
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