Sir James Mackintosh(1765-1832), Philosopher
Sitter in 9 portraits
Philosopher and a prominent Whig. He published Vindiciae Gallicae, 1791, in answer to Burke's Reflections on the French Revolution, but later came to admire Burke and to reject the French Revolution for 'its sanguinary history, its abominable principles and forever execrable leaders'.
'Protestant Descendency, a pull at the Church' (Pope Leo XII (Annibale Sermattei della Genga); John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon; Daniel O'Connell; Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt; Sir James Mackintosh; Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux; Sir Robert...)
by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published 19 March 1829
probably by Henry Heath, after Gabriel Shire Tregear
hand-coloured etching, published April 1829
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