[Sir Charles Saxton, bart.]
[London: Pub.d Jan. 4 1795 by A. Molteno Printseller to the Duchess of York, No. 76 St. James's Street]
Mezzotint proof, 410 x 320mm to platemark. Glued to backing sheet, some foxing around platemark. Uncut sheet.
Portrait of Sir Charles Saxton, baronet (1732-1808), commissioner of the navy. After the conclusion of the Seven Years' War he commanded the Pearl in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to deter the French. From 1779 to 1783 he served in the West Indies with Sir Samuel Hood, including the action off the Chesapeake in 1781. From 1789 to 1806 he was commissioner of the navy at Portsmouth.
Whitman 258: i of iii. Ex: collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 14849] £320.00