Lot #202
George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer 1801 Mezzotint Engraving

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Estimate: $800+


British Whig politician and ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1758-1834) who served as Home Secretary from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents. Large 1801 mezzotint engraving of the “Right Honourable George John Spencer, Earl Spencer, Viscount Althorp, First Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty,” 21 x 29.75, which depicts Spencer in a standing full-length pose wearing Garter Robes and holding a plumed hat in his right hand, with a column and curtain to the left and a view of a tree and building to right background. Painted and published by John Singleton Copley, and engraved by Robert Dunkarton. In very good to fine condition, with foxing, staining, and chipping to the borders; the image itself is sharp and unaffected.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021