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Inscription

lower center in plate: Publish'd as the Act directs, May 20th, 1789, by J. Jones, No 75 Great Portland / The Right Honorable WILLIAM PITT, Chancellor of the Exchequer / 1789; lower right in plate: Engraved by John Jones

Provenance

Austrian private collection (from mount, according to Christian Nebehay). Christian Nebehay (Christpher Mendez, London, 1960s); Christopher Lennox-Boyd; (Nicholas Stogdon, Oxford); purchased 2001 by NGA.

Bibliography
1884
Smith, John Chaloner. British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. 4 vols. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1884.