C1814

William Pitt

Elaborate early c.19th engraved portrait of William Pitt the Prime Minister at the time. The head turned in three-quarter profile to look to front; in oval sitting on a rock in the sea, with trident, sword and laurel wreath below, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

William Pitt

Date:

C1814

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

170mm 
x 230mm

Paper Size: 

203mm 
x 260mm
AUTHENTICITY
William Pitt - Antique Print from 1814

Genuine antique
dated:

1814

Description:

Elaborate early c.19th engraved portrait of William Pitt the Prime Minister at the time. The head turned in three-quarter profile to look to front; in oval sitting on a rock in the sea, with trident, sword and laurel wreath below, an owl and flag above, ship named ‘Nelson’ at right and tower emanating smoke at left.

Prime Minister William Pitt, the Younger, justified convict transportation to Botany Bay on two grounds. First, it reduced potential corruption of other prison inmates. Secondly, transportation sent some of the most incorrigible criminals out of the Kingdom. He also argued that a distant penal and trading colony would enable naval operations in the region.

Collections:
British Museum London: Museum number 1877,1110.29

William Marshall Craig ( - 1827)

Craig was an English portrait painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy, from 1788 until 1827. He first lived at Manchester, but settled in London about 1791. He painted in watercolours to the Queen, and miniature painter to the Duke and Duchess of York. He also excelled as a draughtsman on wood, and as a book illustrator,

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