An interesting portrait of the politician and admirer of John Wilkes, Robert Baldy (d. 1774). He has a square, thin lipped, smiling face, and wears a suit of sober dark clothes with brass buttons. Beneath the title is inscribed ‘An honest Man the noblest work of God. Ex dono Thomae Cowper Arm. Causa Amicitiae’. A resident of Northumberland Street, he left a legacy to Wilkes in consideration of the ‘persecution he endured from a most abandoned and profligate administration for the lst ten years’.
Robert Baldy Esqr. Aged 55 Years.
Edward Fisher after Benjamin Wilson Robert Baldy Esqr. Aged 55 Years. (London, c. 1770) Mezzotint 355x250mm Trimmed to platemark and laid onto old album paper, slight rubbing on waistcoat
SKU: 5232 Category: Portraits