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The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow 2017
The right honorable Philip, Lord Hardwicke (1690 - 1764) 1742
CRE BARON, Bernard; (French; 1696-1762) AFTER RAMSAY, Allan; (Scottish; 1713-1784)
printed in black
53.4 x 34.4
59.5 x 40.5 (sheet)
inscr. on plate b. l. " A. Ramsay pinx" and b.r. "B. Baron Sculp"; inscr. on plate b.c. "The right hon. ble Philip Lord Hardwicke, / Baron of Hardwicke. / Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, 1742". Verso, pencil inscription by engraver or engraver's son: "Mr Kitchen, My father begs you would get/paper & print 100 of this off and/ (illeg...)possible you see it is a/(illeg...)so you will judge what/(illeg..) fitting, let us have them/(illeg...) possible as well/ the (illeg...) Lady's name that you (...illeg) B. Baron"
The portrait shows Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764), Lord Chancellor. The sheet has been folded to wrap up a copper plate measuring approximately 21 x 29 cm. It bears an inscription on the reverse from the engraver, or from ?his son, which seems to relate to the plate which it once protected. The presence of this engraving among Dr William Hunter's prints suggests that he was aquainted with the engraver, possibly through his friend Allan Ramsay who painted the portrait and may have commissioned the engraving from the Frenchman Baron.
PORTRAIT : CHANCELLOR : PLATE WRAPPER : INSCRIPTION BY ENGRAVER : HUNTER 2007 : REPRODUCTIVE : WIG : LACE CRAVAT : CARVED TABLE : FURNITURE : POLITICIAN : STATEMAN : COAT OF ARM : SEAL : MACE : SPEAKING :