Lord Camden, Lord Chancellor
Reilly and Savage note that this portrait is taken from the medal by Thomas Pingo of 1766 and is included in the Wedgwood catalogue of 1779.
Charles Pratt, Lord Camden, (1714-1794).Attorney General 1757. Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. Lord chancellor 1766-70. During the trial of John Wilkes for sedition he declared common warrants illegal and as a result achieved much popularity. He was one of the leading figures to oppose the measures that led to the War of Independence
Lord Brougham said of him- His unwearied patience, his unbroken suavity of manner, his unruffled calmness of temper.... went far to constitute the perfect judge.
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