Engraving, 115 x 75mm.
William Green was governor of Rhode Island and cousin to Nathanael Greene (1742-86). As the French inscription described the sitter as Major General it is more likely to be a portrait of Nathanael Greene hero of the American Revolutionary War. When the War began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war as a major general of the Continental Army.
[Ref: 217] £90.00