Reverendus Admodum Carolus Lyttelton Nuper Episcopus Carliolensis et Societas Antiquariorum Præfes. Honoris & Gratitudinis Ergo Voluit Soc. Ant. Lond. 1770.

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Reverendus Admodum Carolus Lyttelton Nuper Episcopus Carliolensis et Societas Antiquariorum Præfes. Honoris & Gratitudinis Ergo Voluit Soc. Ant. Lond. 1770.
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A portrait of Charles Lyttelton (1714-68), barrister, Bishop of Carlisle and President of the Society of Antiquaries 1765. He is seated three quarter length, in a carved armchair, wearing his episcopal robes with huge voluminous lawn sleeves, and with an open book on his lap. In the background is a draped, tasselled curtain. In 1738 Lyttelton entered the Middle Temple as a barrister, but in 1742 he abandoned the law and was ordained. Known as a polymath, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1743, Bishop of Exeter, then Bishop of Carlisle and President of the Society of Antiquaries in 1765.