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lord loughborough northcote bartolozzi legal lawyer judge engraving

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Alexander, Lord Loughborough


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Original antique English legal portrait


Alexander Wedderburn, 1st Earl of Rosslyn (Lord Loughborough) (1733-1805), Lord Chancellor. Alexander Wedderburn came from a distinguished Scottish legal family; educated at Edinburgh, he practiced law there until he entered Parliament in 1761, sitting for the Scottish seat of Ayr Burghs. An ambitious lawyer, Wedderburn viewed his parliamentary interests as subservient to his advancement in the legal profession. He served as Solicitor General and Attorney General before receiving a peerage and an appointment as Chief Justice of Common Pleas. He was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1801. Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815)was the son of a goldsmith, studied painting in Florence, trained as an engraver in Venice and began his career in Rome. In 1763 Richard Dalton, art dealer and librarian to George III, met him and invited him to London, promising him a post as engraver to the king. Bartolozzi moved to London the following year, and remained for thirty-five years. In 1768 Bartolozzi was the only engraver to become a founder member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

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artist Francesco Bartolozzi after James Northcote
method Stipple engraving
date 1800
size 510mm by 385mm (platemark)
SKU LE1342