William Beckford Esquire, twice Lord Mayor [graphic] : his speech to His Majesty King George the IIId on the 23d of May 1770 / design'd by Mr. Jno. Moore ; C. Grignion sculp.

Creator:
Grignion, Charles, 1721-1810, printmaker.
Physical Description:
1 print : etching and engraving on laid paper ; plate mark 60.5 x 45.8 cm, on sheet 63.7 x 46.2 cm
Notes:
Title from text etched on the pedestal in image.
Dedication etched at bottom of plate, above imprint: Humbly inscribed by permission to the Right Honble. Brass Crosby Esqr. Lord Mayor, the Worshipfull Court of Alderman, the Sheriffs & the Common Councilmen of the City of London by their much obliged humble servt. Jno. Smith.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark on left edge.
CtY-LW
William Beckford: Sugar merchant with estates in Jamaica. Member of Parliament; Lord Mayor of London; supporter of Wilkes. Father of William Thomas Beckford, the author of "Vathek", to whom he left £1,000,000.
Abstract:
Portrait of William Beckford, from his monument in the Guildhall; whole length, standing, looking to the left, wearing fur trimmed robes and garter chain; seated by his feet to the left is a female personification of the City of London weeping, and on the right the figure of Trade & Commerce shown slouching with head bowed; the statue stands on a large pedestal with long inscription addressed "Most Gracious Sovereign".
Topics:
Politicians--Great Britain.
Topics:
Babb, James T.--(James Tinkham),--1899-1968--Ownership.
Beckford, William,--1709-1770--Monuments.
Beckford, William,--1709-1770--Portraits.
Moore, John Francis, -1809, artist.
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, publisher.
Smith, John, fl.1750-1792, publisher.
Language:
English
Genre:
Engravings--England--London--1771.
Etchings--England--London--1771.
Portrait prints--England--1771.
Format:
Image
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Babb-Beckford
no. 14++
Babb-Beckford no. 14++
Orbis Record:
10105674
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr25152
Citation:
Catalogue of engraved British portraits preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, v.1, page 151
OID:
15809060
PID:
digcoll:2807115