Sir Anthony Ashley, 1st Baronet
WOA: 7 3/4″
Following the restoration of the monarchy Sir Anthony was made a member of the Privy Council, granted an earldom, and made one of the eight Lords Proprietors of Carolina. The Ashley and Cooper Rivers that form the peninsula on which Charleston, South Carolina, sits are named in his honor.
Lord Ashley Cooper is also well known for his patronage of the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704), who wrote the “Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina.” Lord Ashley Cooper’s grandson, Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftsbury (1671-1713), would become one of the most important philosophers of the English enlightenment.
DESCRIPTION: Half length portrait of a seated man with long hair holding a crest in front of a large column and other architectural elements.