John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton (1731-1783), Solicitor-General
Sitter in 14 portraits
Lawyer and Member of Parliament; one of the most powerful orators of his time and a strong defender of the liberty of the individual against the powers of the Crown and government. Solicitor-general in the Duke of Grafton's administration, 1768-70, but better known for his celebrated Parliamentary resolution, carried in 1780, that 'the influence of the Crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished'.
by and published by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by Thomas Macklin, after Sir Joshua Reynolds