Sir John Sinclair, 1st Bt(1754-1835), Agricultural improver and politician
Sitter associated with 10 portraits
Agriculturalist and first President of the Board of Agriculture, 1793; he initiated sheep-shearings, introduced improved methods of tillage and established new breeds of livestock in Scotland. His Statistical Account of Scotland, drawing on returns from every parish minister in Scotland, was published in 1799.
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 15 April 1799
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