[Thomas Lord Graves Admiral of the White And Commander in Chief of the British Van on the 29th of May and 1st of June 1794.]
Stipple and etching, proof before all letters, very fine with large margins. Plate 520 x 393mm. 20½ x 15½".
Portrait, three-quarters length standing directed to front, right foot forward, left hand on his sword hilt, at his hip, left wrist bound in a sling, looking away to left, wearing naval uniform and a ring on a chain around his neck, naval battle in the background. Admiral Thomas Graves, 1st Baron Graves (1725-1802) was a British Admiral and colonial officer. During the Seven Years' War, he failed to confront a French ship which gave challenge and was tried by court-martial and reprimanded. However, in 1761, he became Commodore-Governor of Newfoundland.
NPG: D34805. De Vesme: 826, i.
[Ref: 24822] £380.00