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Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt

(1735-1807), Merchant and official

Sitter in 6 portraits
Orphaned as a child in 1741, he initially went to sea but lost his leg to a shark in Havana. He then served in the army as a commissary and was a member of the original committee of Lloyds in 1772, later serving for ten years as its chairman. Watson was also MP for the City of London from 1784 to 1793 and became Lord Mayor of London in 1796.

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Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt, by James Sayers, published by  James Bretherton - NPG D8787

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
soft-ground etching, published 31 March 1788
NPG D8787

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt, by James Sayers, published by  James Bretherton - NPG D8788

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
soft-ground etching, published 31 March 1788
NPG D8788

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt, by and published by Robert Dighton Jr - NPG D10764

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt

by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
hand-coloured etching, published August 1803
NPG D10764

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt, by and published by Robert Dighton Jr - NPG D19103

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt

by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
hand-coloured etching, published August 1803
NPG D19103

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt, by and published by Robert Dighton Jr - NPG D4645

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt

by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
hand-coloured etching, published August 1803
NPG D4645

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt, by and published by Robert Dighton Jr - NPG D13482

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt

by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
hand-coloured etching, published August 1803
NPG D13482

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