Robert Baldy Esqr. Aged 55 Years.

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Robert Baldy Esqr. Aged 55 Years.
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An interesting portrait of the politician and admirer of John Wilkes, Robert Baldy (d. 1774). He has a square, thin lipped, smiling face, and wears a suit of sober dark clothes with brass buttons. Beneath the title is inscribed ‘An honest Man the noblest work of God. Ex dono Thomae Cowper Arm. Causa Amicitiae’. A resident of Northumberland Street, he left a legacy to Wilkes in consideration of the ‘persecution he endured from a most abandoned and profligate administration for the lst ten years’.