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[The Right Honourable William Burton Conyngham.]
[The Right Honourable William Burton Conyngham.]
L. Schiavonetti sculp.t [after Charles Gilbert Stuart].
[n.d., c.1790.]
Fine stipple, proof with engraver's name only, in pencil verso "Franck 18 Dec 1824". 215 x 145mm (8½ x 5¾"). Trimmed to plate.
William Burton Conyngham (1733-96), a Commissioner of the Treasury for Ireland from 1793, who began the construction of Slane Castle. He presented the Trinity College Harp to the college, which was used as a Guinness trade mark in 1876 and as the model for the insignia of the Irish Free State and the Republic of Ireland in 1922. Irish and American interest. Stuart (1755-1828), an American painter known for his portraits of the first six presidents of the USA (including the portrait of Washington on the $1 bill), is called Gilbert Charles today but engravings after him are often signed C.G. For this portrait only Conyngham's face was taken from Stuart's oil of c.1792.
National Library of Ireland: EP CONY-WI (3) I.
[Ref: 59278]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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