Viscount Charles Whitworh c1832
Portrait of Charles Whitworh, Viscount Whitworth, with facsimile signature. After the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. the artist and here engraved by H. Robinson. Published: National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century. Fisher, Son & Co. 1832.
Condition: Very good, fine steel engraving. Engraved image size including facsimile signature approx 5.75" x 3.5" (145mm x 90mm) Mount: Smoke Grey 10" x 8" (255mm x 205mm) Ready to frame.
Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth, GCB, PC (29 May 175 –13 May 1825), known as The Lord Whitworth between 1800 and 1813 and as The Viscount Whitworth between 1813 and 1815, was a British diplomat and politician.
Whitworth received his first diplomatic posting to Poland in 1785. In 1788, he was transferred to Russia with the objective of suggesting an Anlgo-Rusian alliance. He succeeded in negotiating a treaty of alliance in 1795, although the death of the Empress Catharine delayed its signature until 1798. Whitworth was posted to Paris in 1802, where he was presented to the first consul, Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1803, Bonaparte accused Britain of breaching a treaty relating to Malta and Egypt. Whitworth's diplomatic response to this accusation won him much praise and this event proved the most widely reported in his career.
Another genuine antique print over 180 years old.