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Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery William Hunter Collections:
GLAHA 9094


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GLAHM 9094: Lord Mansfield (1705-1793) 1775 - click to view larger image

Lord Mansfield (1705-1793) 1775

engraving

CRE MARTIN, David; (Scottish; 1736-1798)


Materials:
printed in black
Dimensions:
63.0 x 43.0
Marks:
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."
Notes:
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.
Keywords:
PORTRAIT : JUDGE : POLITICIAN : HUNTER 2007 :

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