Sir George Savile
- Line engraving and stipple engraving
Lettered, (within image) center left: "The Petition of | the Freeholders, | of the Conty of York."; lettered, (within image) lower center: "TO THE MEMORY OF SIR GEORGE SAVILLE BART. | WHO IN FIVE SUCCESSIVE PARLIAMENTS, | REPRESENTED THE COUNTY OF YORK. | THE PUBLIC LOVE AND ESTEEM OF HIS FELLOW CITIZENS, | HAVE DECREED THIS MONUMENT. | IN PRIVATE LIFE HE WAS BENEVOLENT AND SINCERE; | HIS CHARITIES WERE EXTENSIVE AND SECRET, | HIS WHOLE HEART WAS FORMED ON PRICIPLES | OF GENEROSITY, MILDNESS, JUSTICE AND UNIVERSAL CANDOUR | IN PUBLIC THE PATRON OF EVERY NATIONAL IMPROVEMENT, | IN THE SENATE, INCORRUPT; | IN HIS COMMERCE WITH THE WORLD DISINTERESTED. | BY GENIUS ENLIGHTENED IN THE MEANS OF DOING GOOD, | HE WAS UNWEARIED IN DOING IT. | HIS LIFE WAS AN ORNAMENT, AND A BLESSING TO THE AGE | IN WHICH HE LIVED, AND AFTER DEATH, HIS MEMORY | WILL CONTINUE TO BE BENEFICIAL TO MANKIND; | BY HOLDING FORTH an EXAMPLE of PURE, and UNAFFECTED VIRTUE | MOST WORTHY OF IMITATION, TO THE LATEST POSTERITY! | HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANY. THE 9th.1784. | IN THE 58th. YEAR OF HIS AGE, | BELOVED AND LAMENTED."; lettered, lower left: "John Fisher statuary, YORK. Fecit."; lettered, lower right: "F. Bartolozzi R.A. Sculpt: Historical Engraver to HIs MAJESTY."; lettered, lower center: "The PRINT is Dedicated by Permission, | To the Right Honble. EARL FITZWILLIAM, | By his LORDSHIPS most dutiful most obedient and greatly obliged humble Servt. | J:Fisher. | Published Augt.22d.1790.by J.Fisher York."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
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Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99), Sir George Savile, 1790
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