Item #19895 1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of John Walter, Esq., M.P. M. P. John Walter Esq.

1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of John Walter, Esq., M.P.

London: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1890. A good likeness in colors of John Walter, Esq., M.P.; lithographed from a photograph " the collection of Messrs. Barraud & Jerrard, of Gloucester Place, Portman Square."; with a facsimile signature below; paper 8" x 11" sheet approx. overall; John Walter (1818-1894) British newspaper proprietor and politician "...The Times, under Walter's aegis, retained and developed its unique influence...For Walter an independent ‘fourth estate’ was a benign and restraining influence in politics and society. Mediating directly between the government and the governed The Times, in his view, was helping to supply any deficiencies in the representative system and was ‘therefore more conservative in its effects than any machinery that constitution-mongers can devise’...(Dilwyn Porter, in the DNB); this image from the series of biographical portraits in "The Modern Portrait Gallery..." 1st series, by this publisher; light wear; portrait of the important British politician and important newspaperman in very good condition. Item #19895

Price: $20.00

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