The Rt. Hon.ble the Earl of St. Vincent, K.B. &c.&c.
Aquatint with added colour. 400 x 185mm. 15¾ 7¼".
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. This portrait of the Earl of St Vincent is often used as the frontispiece to 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain', by James Jenkins.
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18753] £230.00