'Alderman Newnham Lord Mayor of the City of London 1782'.Annual Ceremony of administering the Oath of Allegiance &c on Novr. 8th, the day preceding Lord Mayor's Day with the Portraits of the whole Court of Aldermen, Sheriff, many of the Common Council, & several Spectators &c. Reference to the Swearing In of Aldn. Newnham Lord Mayor on Novr. 8th. 1782. [Lettered below image in seven columns with the names of the people portrayed.]
Pub. June 4, 1801, by Aldn Boydell, & Josiah Boydell, Esqr. No. 90, Cheapside, & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London - Key: Published June 4th, 1801, by John & Josiah Boydell, No. 90, Cheapside, & at the S, Gallery, Pall Mall.
Stipple engraving 595 x 815mm, 23 1/2 x 33 1/2 inches. With etched key plate on rag paper, 275 x 330mm. 10¾ x 13". Trimmed to plate at base, many repairs along title area, one reparied tear. Two small holes.
Large size engraving and key to Benjamin Smith's (1786 - 1833) print. The aldermen and sheriffs present are listed, including Nathaniel Newnham (1742 - 1809) and John Boydell, portrayed, assembled in the Guildhall. Newnham was sheriff of London 1775-6, Lord Mayor 1782-3, MP for London 1780-90. Also joint founder of a banking firm with Everett, Drummond, Tibbits and Tanner in Lombard St, 1785, later known as Everett & Co. The Guildhall with Chatham's Monument and the statues of Gog and Magog on the right wall, with Alderman Newnham, Lord Mayor of London, holding a large book handed to him by the Town Clerk and the Mace Bearer, surrounded by the court of Aldermen, sheriffs and members of the common council, standing and sitting along the walls and processing up the passage between towards the mayor.
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