Admiral The Honourable Sir Robert Stopford, G.C.B. &c. &c. &c. Rear Admiral of the United Kingdom & Governor of Greenwich Hospital.
London: Published May 1st. 1843, by Thomas McLean, 26, Haymarket.
A fine mezzotint. 495 x 367mm. 19½ Cut to the platemark.
Sir Robert Stopford (1768-1847), Admiral; son of the second Earl of Courtown. He was present at the Relief of Gibraltar in 1781, and Rodney's victory in the West Indies a year later. He commanded the Aquilon in the Glorious First of June in 1794 and Phaeton in Cornwalli's retreat a year later. He was made Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope in 1810, commanding in the Java expedition in 1811 and fighting in 1816 at San Domingo. 1827-30 he held the position of Commander-in-Chief at Portsmouth, commanding in Syria in 1840. In 1841-7 he was Governor of Greenwich Hospital.
Parker: 1031. From the Collection of Viscount Hood.
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