1890 Colour Lithograph Portrait of The Right Hon. The Earl of Shaftesbury
(The Right Hon. The Earl of Shaftesbury)

London & Edinburgh: Cassell & Co. Ltd., 1890. A good likeness in colors of The Right Hon. Earl of Shaftesbury; lithographed with a facsimile signature below; paper 8 x 11" sheet approx. overall; taken "...from a Photograph by the London Stereoscopic Company"; Anthony Ashley-Cooper, the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885) British philanthropist and politician "...his outstanding qualities were tremendous integrity, courage, and persistence, and a passionate concern for the welfare of his fellow human beings. He had the ability on occasions to stir the conscience of the nation, and the dedication to back up high-profile public action with unremitting conscientious labour, notably in the spheres of lunacy, education, and public health. Even if his achievements fell short of his own exacting standards, they were very substantial and became a source of enduring inspiration to others. " (John Wolffe 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 British politician in very good condition. Very Good (Item ID: 19772)


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