49mm. By L.Natter.
Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745), statesman and first Prime Minister of Great Britain. Having been a Whig MP since 1701 he was created a Knight of the Garter in 1726 and created 1st Earl of Orford, Viscount Walpole and Baron Walpole of Houghton in the County of Norfolk, on 6 February 1742 at the time of his resignation. The portrait is after the 1726 marble bust by John Michael Rysbrack (1694-1770), at Houghton Hall, Walpole's country house, whilst the statue of Cicero seems to be that now in the Ashmolean Museum collected by Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel.
Extremely Fine and rare.