Sold by J: Fuller [n.d., c.1760].
Rare engraving, sheet 155 x 115mm. 6 x 4½". Trimmed to plate. Diagonal crease through lower left corner.
Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726 - 1799). His long naval career began in 1739; he was Commander-in-Chief, North America, 1775-8, during the War of American Independence. He relieved Gibraltar from the Spanish siege, 1782. He led the Channel Fleet to victory over the French in 1794 in the battle known as 'The Glorious First of June'. A popular commander with his men, he was brought out of retirement to mediate in the Fleet mutiny in 1797. For 'The Naval Chronicle: or, Voyages, travels, expeditions of the most celebrated English navigators, travellers, and sea-commanders, from the earliest account to the end of the year 1759 Including the lives of the most eminent British admirals and seamen, etc'.
See BM General Reference Collection 10497.aaa.33.
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