Admiral of the Fleet, Sir James Hope G.C.B.
London, Published July 2nd. 1883, by Thomas McLean, 7, Haymarket.
Mezzotint. 495 x 370mm, 19½ x 14½". Proof before letters. Fine.
Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Hope, GCB (1808-1881) was a Royal Navy officer and Admiral of the Fleet. He entered the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth in 1820. Promoted to Vice Admiral in 1864, Admiral in 1870 and finally to Admiral of the Fleet on June 15, 1879, he was also appointed GCB in 1865. He was Commander-in-Chief in the East Indian and China seas from 1859 to 1862, in the West Indies and North America in 1864, and at Portsmouth from 1869 to 1872. James Hope helped the Japanese repell the intrusion of a Russian fleet at Tsushima Island in 1861 in the Tsushima Incident. He was similarly involved in the Second Opium War (1856-1860) and the Battle of Shanghai (1861).
In the NMM. P.S.A. 25 in this state.
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