Captain G.F. Lyon, R.N.in his Tripoline Costume.
[London, n.d., c.1825.]
Fine lithograph on india paper, proof inscribed by the artist. India 245 x 295mm, 9¾ x 11½". Dedicated in pencil in lower right margin: "Josh: Andrews Esq./ from his friend RJLane." Very large margins.
Portrait of George Francis Lyon (1795 - 1832), Captain in the Royal Navy and traveller, reclining and holding a cane, in full Arab costume. After service in Malta during 1818, Lyon joined the government mission led by Mr. Ritchie, secretary of the embassy at Paris, in Tripoli. The mission left Tripoli in March 1819, arriving in Murzuq in May of that year. After Ritchie's death, Lyon carried on to the southern boundaries of Fezzan but was forced to return to Tripoli in May 1820. By Richard James Lane (1800 - 1872).
See NPG D21955.
[Ref: 27370] £240.00