Vice Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm G.C.B. &c.&c.
London, Published March 15th 1836, by Francis Graves & Co. Late Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Street, Charing Cross.
Mezzotint. 405 x 330mm, 16 x 13". Crease in margin.
Sir Pulteney Malcolm (1768–1838), GCB, GCMG. In 1805 a refit to his ship caused him to miss the battle of Trafalgar, although he helped with the mopping-up. Promoted to be rear-admiral on 4 December 1813, he carried a detachment of the army from Bordeaux to North America for the War of 1815. In 1816–17 he was Commander-in-chief on the Saint Helena station, ensuring that Napoleon Bonaparte remained. After being appointed vice-admiral in 1821, he was commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean 1828-1831. His final rank was Admiral of the Blue, from 1837. As this portrait was published a decade after the death of William Ward, the engraver is likely to be his son, William James Ward.
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