George Faithfull Esq.

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Description: Portrait of George Fatihful Esq sitting in a high backed chair in a library. Behind him a bookshelve is obscured by a curtain. He holds a scroll in his right hand. A writing desk to the right holds paper an ink quill and a scroll. Printed below; To his Contituents of Brighton, this portrait of George Faithfull Esq. Their first representative in a reformed parliment, is most respectfully dedicated by thier obedient servant, the Artist.
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Licence: CC BY-SA
Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove

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Type (of Object or Artwork): Print
Title (of Artwork / Object): George Faithfull Esq.
Creator (of Artwork / Object): H. C. Siller; R. Martin
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c.1832
Description (Object or Artwork): Portrait of George Faithful Esq sitting in a high backed chair in a library. Behind him a bookshelf obscured by a curtain. He holds a scroll in his right hand. A writing desk to the right holds paper an ink quill and a scroll. Printed below; To his Constituents of Brighton, this portrait of George Faithfull Esq. Their first representative in a reformed parliament, is most respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant, the Artist. George Faithfull (1790?11 March 1863) was an English solicitor and Radical politician.[1][2][3] Faithfull was a solicitor and partner in G & H Faithfull & Co., one of the three largest law firms in Brighton. He became involved in the public life of the rapidly expanding town as solicitor to Thomas Read Kemp, developer of the Kemp Town Estate. He was subsequently a member of the Brighton Improvement Commissioners. Kemp had established his own non-conformist sect, and Faithfull was a regular preacher in the chapel in Ship Street, Brighton. When Kemp returned to the Church of England in 1823, Faithfull became minister of the Ship Street Chapel (later called Holy Trinity Church, in 1827 replacing it with a new building in Church Street. Following the Reform Act 1832, Brighton was enfranchised as a parliamentary borough, returning two members of parliament to the House of Commons. At the 1832 general election Faithfull was elected as one of the town's first MPs alongside Isaac Wigney. His extreme Radical views were not popular with is constituents, however. The diarist Charles Greville, a resident of Brighton, described him as a "bad character". He was defeated at the next general election in 1835. (Taken from Wikipedia).
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Orientation: Portrait

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