[James Holman] "Total eclipse! Nor sun; nor moon; All dark amidst the blaze of noon."
Stipple. 158 x 114mm. Tear lower right
James Holman (October 15, 1786 – July 29, 1857), known as the 'Blind Traveller,' was noted for his writings about his extensive travels. Holman was born in Exeter. He entered the British Royal Navy in 1798 as first-class volunteer, and was appointed lieutenant in April 1807. In 1810, while on the Guerriere off the coast of the Americas, he was invalided by an illness which resulted in total loss of sight.
For a similar portrait of Holman see ref. 2371
[Ref: 24677] £90.00