New York, NY
Sir Francis Dashwood
Photograph - Digital Image
SIR FRANCIS DASHWOOD (1708-1781). 15th Baron le Despencer. English profligate. 'Sir Francis at his Devotions.' Engraving after a painting by William Hogarth, parodying Renaissance images of Francis of Assisi. The Bible is replaced by an erotic figure and book, and Dashwood's friend Lord Sandwich appears in the halo, 1750s.
July 1st, 2012
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