James Mansfield Esq.r
Publish'd as the Act directs May 14 1791 by J. Jones No 75 Great Portland Street Marylebone
Mezzotint, platemark 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Proof with open letters before ground cleared. Very large margins.
James Mansfield (bap.1734-d.1821), judge, in private dress. Mansfield's career included acting as defence counsel to John Wilkes in 1768 and the pro-American arsonist James Aitken in 1777. As solicitor-general he took part in the government's prosecution of Lord George Gordon for high treason in 1781, and in later years he presided over the trial of John Bellingham for the murder of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. Engraved by John Jones from the portrait in private dress by Lewis Vaslet. At this time Mansfield was the treasurer of the Middle Temple.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; O'D 3; CS 52 i/iii
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