Charles Howard, Earl of Surrey

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Charles Howard, Earl of Surrey
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James Sayers
(Charles Howard, Earl of Surrey.)
(Members of the Coalition Ministry of 1782)
London, C. Bretherton 14th. May 1782
Etching
175x115mm
£85
Charles Howard, 1746 – 1815, afterwards 11th. Duke of Norfolk, styled Earl of Surrey, 1777-86, known as the jockey of Norfolk. He stands in profile to the left, holding a stick in his right hand, his hat under his left arm. He is plainly dressed, and wears his own hair, cut short. He was known for the slovenliness of his dress.
From a series of small, whole length caricature portraits of prominent members of the Whig Coalition and opponents of the American War. The inspiration was apparently the ministerial changes of March 1782.
BM 6058