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Lord Mansfield (1705-1793) 1775
CRE MARTIN, David; (Scottish; 1736-1798)
printed in black
63.0 x 43.0
inscr on plate '"Martin pinxit 1770 sculpsit 1775 / Lord Mansfield / London, Published as the Act directs March 1st 1775 by David Martin Dean Street Soho."
William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield, was Lord Chief Justice, from 1756 to 1788. The architect of modern commercial law and marine insurance, he was also known for his eloquence. A firm opponent of Chatham, he upheld the absolute dominion of Great Britain over the colonies. In a pioneering judgement in 1772, Lord Mansfield held that English Law did not recognise the state of slavery. From a group of portraits from the founder, Dr. Hunter's collection, which were recorded hanging framed on the stairs of teh Hunterian Museum in Glasgow by Laskey, 1813.
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