Lord Carleton – Henry Boyle, Chancellor of the Exchequer, engraving circa 1750
Original engraving of Henry Boyle, Lord Carleton, engraved by Mr. Houbracken with elaborate rococo cartouche frame containing the sceptre of the Exchequer and bags of money, illustrating Lord Carleton’s position in the British Government. Circa 1750.
nice condition minor signs of age
From "The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbracken, and Mr. Vertue with their Lives and Characters by Thomas Birch" , Printed in London by John and Paul Knapton 1742-1756. Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) was a Dutch printmaker who is known best for this series of portraits. Henry Boyle, Lord Carleton, was an Anglo-Irish politician, becoming Lord of the Treasury in 1699 and Chancellor of the Exchequer of England in 1701. He died in 1725.