Earl of Durham c1832
Portrait of The Right Hon John-George Lambton, Earl of Durham. with facsimile signature. After the painting by 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.
John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham, GCB, PC, also known as "Radical Jack" and commonly referred to in Canadian history texts simply as Lord Durham, was a British Whig statesman, colonial administrator, Governor General and high commissioner of British North America. A leading reformer, Durham played a major role in the passage of the Reform Bill of 1832. He later served as ambassador to Russia. He was a founding member and chairman of the New Zealand Company that played a key role in the colonisation of New Zealand. Known to be "Proud, wayward, immensely rich, with romantic good looks and an explosive temper."
Condition: Good some slight fox staining to plate, 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.
Another genuine antique print over 180 years old.