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18th Century English Antique Reverse Print on Glass of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, circa 1754

18th Century English Antique Reverse Print on Glass of William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, circa 1754

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An English antique reverse print on glass dating back to the mid-18th Century.

After the original painting by William Hoare (1707-1793), the engraving produced by Richard Houston (1721?-1775) was an Irish mezzotint engraver, whose career was spent mostly in London.

The inscription below the portrait reads:

"The Right Honourable William Pitt Esq.

One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State".

And One of His Majesty's Most Hon:ble Privy Council.

Hoare Pinxt. / R. Houston Fecit / sold by R. Houston, at Charing Cross".

Pitt (1708 - 1778was a Statesman and Prime Minister. Forced by opinion on George II to save the nation in 1756, Pitt led the House of Commons and organised the victories of 1759 over France which consolidated British sea power and brought territorial gains in India and Canada. In 1761 he resigned. He returned to office as Prime Minister in 1766, accepting an earldom, only to fall ill and retire. Although suffering from manic-depression, Pitt left his sick bed in 1778 to plead for a tolerant attitude to the British colonists in America. He was the father of William Pitt the younger.

Presented within its original ebonised frame.

Provenance - Unknown.

Condition - as per the images. Surface wear and mild age-related discolouration to the picture. This portrait still displays well. A further detailed condition report is available upon request.

Size14.5" x 10.5" (36.8 x 26.7cm) 

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