Sir Alan Gardner Bart. Admiral of the Blue, & M.P. for the City of Westminster.
[19 Dec 1799]
Fine line engraving. 334 x 273mm. Cut. Some spotting to the right hand side of the sheet.
Alan Gardner, First Baron (1742-1809) Admiral; present at Quiberon Bay in the Dorsetshire. He carried to Howe the first news of the French approach. In 1778 he captured a large French merchantman off Sandy Hook; he commanded the Sultan at Grenada in 1779 and the Duke in Rodney's action in 1782. In Jamaica he was made Commander-in-Chief 1786-9 and Lord of the Admiralty 1790-5. In 1794 he was created a Baronet for services in Earl Howe's victory. 1790-6 he was M.P. for Plymouth and for Westminster 1796-1806.
Parker: 355. In the NMM. From the Collection of Viscount Hood.
[Ref: 12415] £160.00