The Right Hon.ble William Lord Auckland.From an Original Picture painted for Christ Church, Oxford.
London, Published Feb.y 24, 1796 by W. Dickinson.
Mezzotint. Open letter proof impression. Platemark: 510 x 360mm (20 x 14¼"). Very large margins. Repaired top margin. Slight horizontal crease.
A portrait of British statesman and diplomat William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland (1745 - 1814). Three-quarter length, sitting, directed and looking towards the left, holding a paper in his left hand. Beside him is a table with an inkwell on it. The Auckland Islands group to the south of New Zealand are named after Eden. A whaling vessel, 'Ocean', rediscovered the islands in 1806, finding them uninhabited. Captain Abraham Bristow named them 'Lord Auckland's' in honour of his father's friend William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland. In 1771 Auckland published 'Principles of Penal Law', and soon became a recognized authority on commercial and economic questions.
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