[Sir John Bell.]
London, Published by Henry Graves & Comp.y Nov.r 1st 1856, Printsellers to the Queen_ 6 Pall Mall.
Mezzotint, 560 x 420mm. 22 x 16½". Limited to 100 signed proofs. Light foxing outside image. Printsellers Association blindstamp and signature facsimile bottom right.
A very rare portrait of Sir John Bell (1782-1876). Bell was engaged in most of the celebrated actions of the Peninsular War and was awarded the gold cross. He also served in the Anglo-American war in Louisiana from 1814-5. From 1848-54 he was lieutenant-governor of Guernsey.
G. C. Boase, ‘Bell, Sir John (1782–1876)’, rev. James Lunt, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
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