General Sir Hew Whiteford Dalrymple, Bart.
London, Published for the Proprietor, Jany. 24, 1831, by Mr. Turner, 50, Warren Street, Fitzroy Square.
Rare mezzotint, the title in open letters, and to right 'Proof'. 355 x 250mm, 14 x 9¾". Marginal chips.
Portrait of General Sir Hew Whiteford (or Whitefoord) Dalrymple, Bt (1750 - 1830). He was a British Army general and Governor of Gibraltar. He joined the army in 1763 and quickly rose through the ranks until in 1767 to 1768 he took time out to study at Edinburgh University. In 1790 he became Colonel and served during the Flanders Campaign until in 1794 he was made Major-General on returning victorious to England. In 1796 he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey. In 1801 he was promoted to Lieutenant-General and then from 1802 to 1806 he was General Officer Commanding Northern District, and was later made Governor of Gibraltar. In 1808 he was made Commander of the Portuguese Expedition and immediately halted Wellesley's pursuit of the beaten French to Lisbon. He then chose to sign a truce with the French General, Junot, allowing him to return to France in British ships. This, Convention of Cintra, was denounced both in London and in Portugal, and thus Dalrymple sailed home to face an enquiry and never held a field command again. After John Jackson (1778 - 1831).
Whitman 148. See NPG D14781.
[Ref: 23492] £150.00