Earl St. Vincent.Knight of the Bath, Vice Admiral of the White, & Commander in Chief of his Majestys Ships at the Reduction of the Islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, Guadaloupe, Marie-Galante, Deseade, & the Saints: from a Capital Picture in the Possession of Francis Stephens, Esq.r To whom this Plate is most Respectfully Dedicated
By his Obliged Humble Servants, Published 14th. August 1794 by Rob.t Laurie & Ja.s Whittle, No.53, Fleet Street, London.
Very fine and rare mezzotint. Plate 380 x 280mm. 15 x 11".
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.
CS: 31, iii of iii.
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