1835 Engraving RICHARD BOYLE, Third Earl of Burlington
Original fine steel engraving by Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall, London England
Original fine steel engraving of Richard Boyle, Third Earl of Burlington. O.B. 1753 From the original of Kapton, in The Collection of His Grace the Duke of Devonshire. Published March 1, 1835, by Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall East, London ENGLAND.
Engraving comes with it's companion page from Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain;
Edmund Lodge, ESQ. F.S.A.
This nobleman, who had the wisdom and courage to withdraw himself in the prime of life from the splendid vexations of courts and cabinets, to enjoy in a dignified retirement the consciousness of an unspotted fame, and the indulgence of a refined taste, was the eldest son and heir of Charles, second Earl of Burlington, and third Earl of Cork, by Juliana, daughter, and sole heir, of Henry, second son of Edward Noel, fourth Viscount Campden, and was born on the twenty-fifth of April, in the year 1695.
He is thus fairly characterised by the anonymous author, his contemporary, of a note attached to the article appropriated to his grandfather, Richard, the first Earl, in the Biographia Britannica-" I might take this opportunity of telling the reader that his Lordship inherits the virtues and abilities, as well as the estates and titles, of his family; that his merit has acquired him the most honourable reward in this kingdom, a blue riband; that he has had interest to obtain, and virtue enough to resign, great employments; that he has been a courtier above suspicion, a patriot without pique, or private views; a friend to his country in all circumstances of a public nature, as well as an honour to it in his personal accomplishments, and correct taste in the polite arts, more especially architecture, in which it is not easy to say whether his modesty or knowledge deserve applause most. But these are in a great measure beside our purpose, which is to do justice to the dead, not to court the favour of the living; nor should I think what has been already said pardonable, but that it is no inconsiderable addition to the glory of a house, which has given Peers to all the three kingdoms to have the present Earl of Budington...
Skillfully Engraved by W.T. Mote. Measures appx. 6 1/2" Wide by 10" Tall. The back is blank.
Condition is Very Good / Excellent, with No Rips, No Tears, No Writing, No Folds, No Bends, No Stains, Some Light Foxing, and Very Little Age Discoloration (around the page edge.)
Return to previous page.