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The Hon.ble Alexander Abercromby,
The Hon.ble Alexander Abercromby, One of the Senators of the College of Justice, and one of the Lords Commissioners of Judiciary for Scotland. From a picture in the Possession of Lord Craig to whom this Plate, is respectfully dedicated by his Lordship's Most Ob.t Serv.t Alexander Lawrie.
Engraved by G. Dawe [after Sir Henry Raeburn].
Published Oct.r 22. 1800 by Alex.r Lawrie, Bookseller, Edinburg.
Fine mezzotint. 510 x 355mm (20 x 14"), with large margins.
Alexander Abercromby (1745-1795), Lord Abercromby, younger brother of lieutenant-general Sir Ralph Abercromby. The original portrait seems to date from 1792, when Abercromby was made one of the Lords Commissioners of Justiciary; this mezzotint was not published until five years after his death.
[Ref: 51573]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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William Adam Esq.
William Adam Esq. 2.nd Fifty.
Painted by John Opie R.A. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
Published by S.W. Reynolds, 47 Poland Street, 1804.
Mezzotint. 655 x 455mm (25¾ x 18"), with large margins. Small printer's crease on face, others in background.
William Adam (1751-1839), Scottish barrister, politician and judge. He was the son of architect John Adam and nephew of Robert and James Adam. Through his friendship with the Prince of Wales William received the posts of Solicitor General for Scotland (1802-5), Attorney General to the Prince (1805-6), Chancellor of the Duchy of Cornwall (1806-15), Baron of the Scottish Court of Exchequer (1814-9), Privy Councillor (1815) and Lord Chief Commissioner of the Scottish jury court from 1815 until his death. Adam once shot Charles James Fox in a duel, although they became friends afterwards.
Whitman 4, state ii of ii.
[Ref: 51574]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Joseph Rayner Stephens [facsimile signature].
Joseph Rayner Stephens [facsimile signature].
Painted by Garside. Engraved by W. Reed.
[n.d., c.1830.]
Stipple. 230 x 150mm (9 x 6") large margins.
Joseph Rayner Stephens (18051879), Scottish Methodist minister, campaigner for factory reform and the anti-Poor Law movement. He supported the separating of the Church of England and the State.
[Ref: 51622]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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