[Sir Henry Havelock.]
Mezzotint, 550 x 430mm. 21˝ x 17". Limited to 340 proofs. Some wrinkling of india paper, stains outside image at top.
Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857). Afer entering the army and first serving in India under the command of Sir Robert Sale, Havelock served in Rangoon in the First Burmese War (1823-6) and in the Anglo-Afghan war, subsequently publishing an account of the latter. He then took part in the First Anglo-Sikh war from 1845, but not the second, in which his brother was killed. In 1857 Havelock briefly led a brigade in the war against Persia before a peace treaty was signed in the same year. Following the mutiny of the Bengal army, Havelock led a column to successfully relieve Cawnpore. After pushing on towards Lucknow, declining health amongst him and his men led him to turn back. He was promoted major-general days before his death in Novermber 1857.
James Lunt, ‘Havelock, Sir Henry (1795–1857)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, May 2006. For Sir Robert Sale, see ref. 12135
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