George Earl of Cromartie.
Mezzotint. Very rare. Platemark: 194 x 145mm (7¾ x 5¾"). Thread margins.
A portrait of George Mackenzie, 3rd Earl of Cromartie (1703 - 1766), half-length in an oval, directed towards the left, looking towards the viewer. Wearing a short wig, tied at the nape, a plain coat over a dark waistcoat which is buttoned at the waist and below a white cravat. Cromartie was one of the leaders of the Rebellion in 1745, and was taken prisoner after the battle of Littleferry. He was tried and sentenced to death, but he obtained a conditional pardon although his peerage was forfeited, allegedly because his wife was heavily pregnant.
Ex colection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 23. Sharpe: 381
[Ref: 36554] £260.00