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Lord Viscount Castlereagh etching Thomas Lawrence 1814

The Right Hon. Henry Robert Stewart, Lord Viscount Castlereagh

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Antique print relating to Australia
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Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry, KG, GCH, PC, PC (1769 - 1822) was an Irish and British statesman. He was Secretary of State for War and the Colonies 1805-06 and 1807-09. Castlereagh in Sydney was one of the five Macquarie towns officially proclaimed on 6 December 1810. Governor Lachlan Macquarie recorded the following in his journal "the Township for the Evan or Nepean District I have named Castlereagh in honor (sic) of Lord Viscount Castlereagh". Accompanied by original descriptive text. Thin margin on right hand side. Library stamp on the reverse.
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artist Henry Meyer after W Evans after Thomas Lawrence
method Soft ground etching
date 1814
size 375mm by 325mm (platemark)
SKU AU7108