Sold by Norton & Sons, Corn Street, Bristol. Price 12 Sh.gs.
Mezzotint. 505 x 350mm.
Edward Colston, 1636-1721. Until recently he was known as a wealthy merchant who philanthropy earned him great respect in Bristol. However his early biographies make no mention of his role as a highly placed officer in the Royal African Company, which held the sole British rights to trade with Africa for gold, ivory, spices and slaves from 1672 to 1698.
CS 5. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4883] £520.00