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James Heath

Engraving of Nollekins’ statue of William Pitt in the Senate House, Cambridge

Engraving

Museum number: P195

Curatorial note

William Pitt served as Prime Minister during the French Revolution and the first decade of the Napoleonic Wars and was referred to by Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynymound, 1st Earl of Minto, as ‘the Atlas of our reeling globe', likening him to the Greek god who holds the world on his shoulders . Pitt was also an early patron of Soane and instrumental in securing for him the position of Surveyor and Architect to the Bank of England in 1788.


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