Lieut. Genl. Sir Robt. Boyd K.B.Lieut. Governor of Gibraltar.
Publish'd as the Act directs June 1. 1789 by Iohn Hall Berwick Street. Soho.
Fine engraving, with margins. Plate 407 x 305mm. 16 x 12". Trace of vertical crease; creasing to lower right corner.
Profile portrait of General Sir Robert Boyd (1710 - 1794), in uniform, oval frame on a pediment adorned with a heraldic family crest. In 1756 Boyd served at the Siege of Minorca, and attempted to reach Admiral John Byng's fleet in an open boat with a message from the besieged Garrison Commander William Blakeney. Boyd was a witness at the subsequent court-martial at which Byng was tried for the loss of the Garrison. He was three times Governor of Gibraltar; 1776 to 1777, 1790 and 1790 to 1794. After Antonio Poggi (active 1776 - 1781).
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