To His Royal highness The Prince Regent. This Portrait of Lt. General Sir John Doyle Bart. G.C.B. K.C. Is humbly Dedicated by His Royal Highnesses most obedient & devoted Servt. John P Thompson.
London. Pub. Nov 1, 1817.by Thompson. 26 St James's Street. Proof.
Mezzotint, fine impression. 519 x 350mm. 20½ x 13¾". Cut to the image and in close to title area.
General Sir John Doyle Bt GCB KCH, raised the 87th Regiment (The Royal Irish Fusiliers) and served at one time as Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales (who was later to be crowned as George IV of England). General Doyle’s war service included the Revolutionary War in America, Flanders, and Egypt. On 17 May 1801, while commanding the 12th Light Dragoons, he captured the French Dromedary Corps in the Libyan Desert. He was created a Baronet in 1805. King George III wrote of him to the Earl Marshall as follows, 'that his (Doyle’s) zeal and exertions in our service may be known to posterity'. General Doyle served as Governor of Guernsey from 1802 to 1813.
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