Lansdowne [facsimile signature].
London, Published Augt. 8th..1857, by Messrs..Fores, 41 Piccadilly.
Mezzotint. 440 x 340mm. 17¼" x 13" 1/3.
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780–1863) was Chancellor of the Exchequer at the tender age of 25. He served as a Whig under eight prime ministers, becoming Lord President of the Council and the friend and political confidante of Queen Victoria, from whom he declined a dukedom in 1857. Like his father, the 3rd Marquess built up an outstanding art collection and delighted in entertaining friends and colleagues at Bowood.
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