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The backing paper inscribed in the artist’s hand ’1 of 99’./ Exact size/ of the picture/ which cannot be reduc’d.
In silver gilt frame, the reverse with gold initials AJN with locks of hair and gold wire on opalescent glass within blue glass border
oval, 2 15/16 inches high
It is is believed that the sitter is Abraham Newland (1730-1807) the chief cashier of the Bank of Enqland from 1782 to 1807. The expression "an Abraham Newland" came to mean a bank note, because without his signature no Bank of England note was genuine. He slept in the Bank itself for 25 years.
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