Admiral the Earl of St. VincentFrom an Original Portrait drawn at Lisbon Decem. 1797
Rare engraving, published in Lisbon. False margins added, stain lower left, crease in lower right corner.
John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent (1735-1823). As commander in chief in the Mediterranean he blockaded the French at Toulon (1795) before defeating the Spanish of the Coast of St. Vincent in 1797. Jervis later served as the first Lord of the Admiralty (1801-4) where he instigated reform in the administration of the navy. Engraved by Manuel Marques Aguilar, a Portuguese engraver who served an apprenticeship in London under Thomas Milton (1793-6).
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