The Hon.ble Richard Lestock Esq.r Admiral of the Blue-Squadron of his Maj.ty's Fleet. 1746.
Mezzotint, large margins. Plate 330 x 229mm. 13 x 9".
Portrait, half-length in an oval, directed to left, left arm bent at the elbow, looking towards the viewer, wearing a shoulder-length wig, and a dark coat with the end of his cravat tucked through a buttonhole. Richard Lestock (c.1679-1746) was an officer of the Royal Navy, eventually rising to the rank of Admiral. He is most remembered for his part in the defeat at the Battle of Toulon, and his subsequent court martial.
CS: 220. NPG: D37305.
[Ref: 24250] £260.00