|Artist||John Jones after Gorge Romney|
|Published||Publish'd as the Act directs, May 20th. 1789, by J. Jones, No. 75 Great Portland Street.|
|Dimensions||Image 470 x 351 mm, Plate 505 x 353 mm, Sheet 554 x 396 mm|
From a picture at Bayham Abbey.
William Pitt, the Younger (28 May 1759 – 23 January 1806) was a British politician of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. He became the youngest Prime Minister in 1783 at the age of 24. He left office in 1801, but was Prime Minister again from 1804 until his death.
George Romney (1734 - 1802) was a British portrait painter, and was the most fashionable artist of his day, painting a variety of society's leading figures. In 1762, he moved from Lancashire to London, where he remained until 1799. Confident in painting portraits as well as history paintings, Romney was a rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds.
John Jones (c. 1745 - 1797) was a British engraver, working in both mezzotint and stipple, and a publisher.
Chaloner Smith 63 ii/ii, Russell 63, Horne-George Romney 99 ii/ii, O'Donoghue 53, Lennox-Boyd ii/ii
Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Condition: Foxing mark to publication line.