A Representation of the Tryal of Lord Lovat in Wesminster Hall [&] A Representation of the Execution of Lord Lovat
Two engravings, dimensions 190 x 235mm (7½ x 9¼"), trial, and 110 x 175mm (4¼ x 7"), execution. Both trimmed inside platemark and glued to album sheet. Portrait of John, duke of Ormond verso.
Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (1667? - 1747) was a Jacobite executed at the age of eighty for high treason in the 1745 Rising, after a lifetime of devious intrigue between Jacobites and Hanoverians. A huge crowd attended his beheading, the last on Tower Hill, on 9 April 1747. Here his trial before the House of Lords is represented in the form of a plan showing the positions occupied by those present, while the scene of his execution includes a key identifying 'Lord Lovat's head on ye block', 'cloth to receive the Head', 'The Executioner with ye Axe', and 'The Coffin'.
For Hogarth's portrait of Lovat see ref. 24346; for another representation of the trial see ref. 17020.
[Ref: 37633] £130.00