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Tobias George Smollett 1721 To 1771 Scottish Poet And Author From Crabbs Historical Dictionary Published 1825 Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics (14 x 15)

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias…

Humpry Clinker by Tobias Smollett. One of the 100 best English novels we're celebrating in our Penguin English Library collection.


Admiral Harry Paulet (1719/20–1794), 6th Duke of Bolton by Francis Cotes, 1765. Harry Paulet, the 2nd son of the 4th Duke of Bolton, joined the navy and in 1740 was promoted to captain. He was unflatteringly depicted as Captain Whiffle in Tobias Smollett’s novel of 1748, The Adventures of Roderick Random, and 30 yrs later Horace Walpole called him "a silly, brutal, proud man". Succeeded to the dukedom in 1765. Cotes underpainted but never completed the face, yet the sitter accepted the…