[The Rt. Honble. Thos. Spring Rice, Chancellor of the Exchequer &c.]
London Published March 15. 1836 by Frs.Graves & Co late Colnaghi & Co 23 Cockspur St Charing cross & by Mr.J Linnell 38 Porchester Terrace Bayswater.
Mezzotint. 692 x 556mm. proof before letters. Water stain in left margin.
Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle (1790-7 February 1866), English statesman. John Linnel was an English painter who made a good living as a fashionable portraitist, but preferred to paint landscapes. In 1837, he married the daughter of Samuel Palmer, one of his influences. He gave up portraiture in the 1840ís and moved to Redhill to devote his career to his landscapes. These paintings were highly desired and caused Linnel to amass a great deal of wealth. However, he was not favored among his colleagues and was denied membership to the Royal Academy.
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