Rt Hon James Mackintosh c1832
Portrait of The Rt Hon James Mackintosh, with facsimile signature. After the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. the artist and here engraved by J. Cochran. 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.
Sir James Mackintosh FRS FRSE (24 October 1765 – 30 May 1832) was a Scottish jurist, Whig politician and historian. His studies and sympathies embraced many interests. He was trained as a doctor and barrister, and worked also as a journalist, judge, administrator, professor, philosopher and politician.
Mackintosh was born at Aldourie, 7 miles from Inverness, the son of Captain John Mackintosh of Kellachie (Kyllachy, near Tomatin in Inverness-shire).
In 1788 Mackintosh moved to London, then agitated by the trial of Warren Hastings and the first lapse into insanity of George III. He was much more interested in these and other political events than in his professional prospects. He was also a founder member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (later the RSPCA).
Another genuine antique print over 180 years old.