Sir John Hawkins, Knt.[Facsimile signature lower right.]
Hand coloured aquatint, sheet 335 x 275mm. 13¼ x 10¾". Trace of old mount residue.
Sir John Hawkins, naval commander and administrator (1532 - 1595). As treasurer (1577) and controller (1589) of the navy, his program of modernisation helped England to vanquish the Spanish Armada in 1588. He later devised the naval blockade to intercept Spanish treasure ships.
[Ref: 10020] £160.00