John Smith 1652-1743 after Sir Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723 Mezzotint Engraving Circa.1690. The Right Honourable Charles Mountague One of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury &c. A good rich impression printed on laid paper laid on to card, crack to lower left corner. 25.5 by 34.5 cms.
1st. Earl of Halifax 1661-1715 Chancellor of the Exchequer and Prime Minister, founded the Bank of England and reformed government borrowing by initiating the National Debt. Leader of the Whigs.