[Ireland] The Right Honourable John Earl of Egmont.Visccount Percival of Canturk Baron Percival of Burton & one of his Majesty's most Hon.ble Privy Councel in ye Kingdom of Ireland.
Sold by J. Faber, at ye Golden head ye South side of Bloomsbury Square.
Mezzotint. Platemark: 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Small margins. Right vertical crease along left edge of sheet.
A portrait of Anglo-Irish politician. John Perceval, 1st Earl of Egmont, (1683 - 1748), known as Sir John Perceval from 1691 to 1715, as The Lord Perceval from 1715 to 1722 and as The Viscount Perceval from 1722 to 1733. In 1728 he became a member of the committee of Parliament investigating prison conditions. He soon became a close associate of James Oglethorpe, who chaired the committee. In 1730, the two men were among those who formed an association that later became the Trustees for the Establishment of the Colony of Georgia in America. George II approved a charter for the colony in 1732, making Egmont president of the Georgia Trustees.
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 122. I/II.
[Ref: 37705] £650.00