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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156


    Price Realised  


    printed in rose madder on a white cotton ground, with a central portrait of George III flanked by Pitt, Hawke, Conway and Camden, celebrating Anglo American cooperation--26in. x 28in. (66cm. x 71cm.)

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    The four personages represent aspects of George III's reign in the Annus Mirabilis of 1759. 1st Earl Camden was George III's Lord Chancelor and a champion of civil liberties. Early Conway represents the Union as an Irish peer. Lord Hawke became First Lord of the Admiralty having staved off the French invasion in Queberion Bay. Pitt the Elder was, of course, George III's Prime Minister from 1766-8.

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