James Stewart Esq.r. M.P.
[Published 1 March 1822 by Charles Turner.]
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 310 x 240mm (12¼ x 9¾"). Sheet toned. Trimmed inside plate.
A portrait of Irish politician James Stewart (1741 - 1821). Stewart succeeded his father as one of the MPs for Co. Tyrone in 1768, retaining the seat continuously and without a contest for the next thirty two years in Dublin and a further twelve after 1800 at Westminster. Stewart was prominent in the Volunteer movement, from its foundation in the late 1770s to its suppression in 1793. He was a close ally of the Volunteer commander-in-chief, James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont, and was active at Volunteer meetings and parades.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. W.543
[Ref: 37704] £160.00