London, August 1832, Published by M. Colnaghi, 23, Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint engraving, proof before title. 365 x 280mm. Occasional foxing around plate mark. Some surface grubbiness and rubbing to te mezzotint surface.
William Huskisson [1770 – 1830], statesman. He was an advocate of free trade, reduced import duties, and attempted to introduce a sliding scale to relax the effect of the corn laws. He served (1827–28) as colonial secretary and leader of the House of Commons under Viscount Goderich and the duke of Wellington, resigning after a dispute with Wellington over parliamentary reform. He was killed by a locomotive at the opening of the Manchester and Liverpool Railway. Fine proof impression on india paper.
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