Edward Bruce, C.B. & K. of 3.d C. of R.M.O. of W.N. Captain of His Majesty's Ship Impregnable at the Memorable Victory of Algiers, on the 27th. Of August 1816.
London, Published Oct.r 20, 1817, by C.Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Mezzotint. Plate 354 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾".
Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Brace (1773-1843) was a senior officer in the British Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He commanded HMS Impreganbale but made a serious mistake with his navigation causing him to suffer 210 casualties. This did affect his career but only slightly and he continued to rise through the ranks where he was knighted in the Order of the Bath in 1834, althougth he was later denied any sea-going commands. In 1838 he became vice-admiral and was appointed commander in chief at the Nore.
NPG: D877. Whitman: 76.
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