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Sir John Scott.
Sir John Scott.
Painted by John Brown. Engraved by P. Dawe.
[Publish'd According as the Act Directs, January 24th 1793, and Sold by R. Smith, Cockspur Street London.]
Mezzotint. Sheet 320 x 265mm (12½ x 10½"). WITH old ink mss. presentation slip 'To J. Davidson Esq.r with John Scott's respectful compts'. Trimmed into image and around title, losing publication line.
A portrait of barrister and politician John Scott (1751-1838) in lawyer's wig and gown, pictured before he became 1st Earl of Eldon (1799) and his terms as Lord Chancellor (1801-6 and 1807-27). The portrait probably celebrates his appointment as solicitor-general in 1788, when he was knighted. The slip shows Scott gave the portrait to Davidson.
CS 9. Provenance Davidson Album.
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