Thomas Powys

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Thomas Powys
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James Sayers
(Thomas Powys)
London, J Bretherton 14th. July 1784
Etching
180 x 110 mm
£85
Powys, M.P. for Northamptonshire, stands in profile, bending forward with hands extended. The very melancholy expression is consistent with his practice of prefacing his speeches ‘on occasions of great interest, by a copious discharge of tears, which he seemed to command at will.
From a small series of full length portraits by Sayers of  Members of both Houses of Parliament.
BM 6642