Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat (1667?-1747), Jacobite
He 'makes an odd figure, being generally more loaded with cloaths than a Dutchman with his ten pairs of breeches; he is tall, walks very upright, considering his great age, and is tolerably well shaped; he has a large mouth and short nose, with eyes very much contracted and down looking, a very small forehead, almost all covered with a large periwig; this gives him a grim aspect, but upon addressing anyone, he puts on a smiling countenance; he is near-sighted, and affects to be much more so than he really is'. 
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Referencesback to topBaines 1836
E. Baines, History of Lancashire, 1836.
Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, British Museum, 1870-1954.
W. Hone, Every-Day and Table Book, 1827.
S. Ireland, Graphic Illustrations of Hogarth, 1794.
Letters of the First Earl of Malmesbury, 1870.
Notes and Queries, Fourth Series, II, 1868.
A. P. Oppé, Drawings of William Hogarth, 1948.
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