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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 Excerpt: ...Bart., of Stoughton Grange, Co, Leicester; born Nov. 6, 1753; succeeded his father in 1762; M.P. for Beeralston, 1790-1796; married Margaret Wills, May 6, 1778. Died Feb. 7, 1827. Another portrait by Hoppner, engraved by W. Say, J. S. Agar and J. Wright, was formerly in the Mulgrave Castle Collection and that of Sir Edward Sassoon. Hoppner probably painted several examples of his portrait of Beaumont; one was in the Hoppner sale, 1823, No. 27; another in the David Wilkie Sale, April 30, 1842, No. 674. Sir Joshua Reynolds and Sir Thomas Lawrence also painted his portrait. O'Donoghue: "Engraved British Portraits in British Museum," I, 148. W. Roberts: "Hoppner," 1909, p. 17. In the collection of G. H. S. Glasier, London. SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, P.R.A. English: 1723--1792 102--PORTRAIT OF ARCHIBALD BOWER Height, 30 inches; width, 25 inches Half-length, the eyes to the left. In a gray-black coat, lace cuffs and full wig. A folio in his right hand. He sat to Reynolds in February, 1757, and June, 1758; this picture was paid for before 1760 by Lord Carysfort. In the Anthony Sale at Christie's, February, 1871, No. 875, it was bought in. Sold afterward at Foster's to Henry Graves & Co., from whom it passed to Charles William Kraushaar, of New York. The life of Archibald Bower (1686-1766), British ecclesiastical historian and antiquarian, was a strange one. He left Scotland for Italy as a child, and was educated at the Scotch College at Douai and at Rome, where in 1706 he joined the order of the Jesuits. Suspicion of heresy having risen against him, he fled to England in 1726, where he made public profession of Protestantism. He subsequently withdrew from the Roman Catholic Church. For years he lived on terms of intimacy with Lord Ayliner. He bec...
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