The Right Honble: Sr. Charles Wager Knt. Admiral of ye White Squadron of his Majties fleet First Lord Commissr. of ye Admiralty, & one of His Majesties most Honble. Privy Council.Done from an Original Drawing in ye Possesion of the Rt. Honble. Arthur Onslow Esqr. speaker of ye Honble. House of Commons: To whom this plate is most humbly Dedicated by his most humble Servant. John Faber.
Mezzotint. 349 x 248mm. Some repairs to the title area and image.
Sir Charles Wager (1666–1743) was a British Admiral and First Lord of the Admiralty between 1733 and 1742. He was grandson of John Wager, mariner of Rochester in Kent, and son of Charles Wager (1630-1666), captain in the Navy, and Prudence Goodsonn. He served chiefly in the Mediterranean, gaining promotion to captain in 1692 and rear-admiral in 1707. His most famous exploit, known as Wager’s Action, was on 28 May 1708 aboard the Expedition, when he defeated and destroyed part of the Spanish treasure fleet at Cartagena, Colombia. This made him a wealthy man and he was knighted in 1709. He was promoted to admiral in 1731 and was also Treasurer of the Navy.
C.S. 367 II of II. Not in Parker. From the Collection of Viscount Hood.
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