[The Right Honourable Edward Pellew.]
[London, Published Octr.12, 1815 by Messrs. Colnaghi & Co. Cockspure Street, Haymarket.]
Mezzotint, proof before letters. Collector's mark on verso. 350 x 252mm. 13¾ x 10". Cut, damaged lower right.
Admiral Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth (1757-1833) was a British naval officer who fought during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary, and the Napoleonic Wars. In 1804 he was promoted to Rear Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station, and in 1809 when he returned from the East he was appointed to the position of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet from 1811 to 1814 and again from 1815 to 1816. On returning to England he became Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth from 1817 to 1821, when he effectively retired from active service. In 1814 he was made Baron Exmouth and led an Anglo-Dutch fleet against the Barbary states was victor of the Bombardment of Algiers in 1816, which secured the release of the 1,200 Christian slaves in the city. For this action he was created 1st Viscount Exmount on 10 December 1816. In 1832 he was appointed Vice-Admiral of the United Kingdom.
Lugt: 1425: Revd. J. Burleigh James (19th Century), English Protestant Minister. See NPG: D1893. Whitman: 190 [proof, undescribed state].
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