Thomas Powys

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Thomas Powys
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James Sayers
(Thomas Powys)
London, J Bretherton 14th. July 1784
180 x 110 mm
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