Lord John Cavendish

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Lord John Cavendish
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James Sayers
(Lord John Cavendish)
(Members of the Coalition Ministry of 1782)
London, C Bretherton  3rd. July  1782
Etching
180 x 110 mm
£85
Cavendish, M.P. for York and Chancellor of the Exchequer under Rockingham, by his absolute refusal to remain in office after Rockingham’s death on July 1st.  removed (it is said), all chance of Fox’s remaining in office..
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 6075