[Col.l The Hon.ble Percy E. Herbert, C.B. M.P. From a Picture presented to Lucy, Countess of Powis, by the Walcot and Bishops Castle Tenants & Neighbours, as a Token of their approval of Colonel Herbert's services with the Army in the Guinea.]
[London: Published by Henry Graves & Comp.y Nov.r 5th 1858. Printsellers to the Queen _ 6 Pally Mall.]
Mezzotint on india. Proof before letters; Printsellers Association stamp. Plate 535 x 408mm. 21 x 16".
Sir Percy Egerton Herbert (1822-1876) was a British Army officer and politician. He served in Crimea at the Battle of the Alma and the siege of Sevastopol and the Battle of Inkerman. He was made aide-de-camp to Queen Victoria, a Companion of the Order of the Bath and a colonel for his services in the Crimean War. He also received knighthoods from the Turkish, Sardinian and French governments. In 1858 he was made Lieutenant-Colonel and commanded regiments in Rohilkhand, Cawnpore and Fatehpur. Two years later he became deputy quartermaster-general at the Horse Guards and entered parliament in 1865 as Conservative MP for South Shropshire. By 1869 he had progressed further through the ranks and was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 19807] £220.00