General The Hon.ble Sir Charles Stuart K.B.To his Military Friends who directed the Engraving to be executed. This Plate is Inscribed by their mosr obliged Servant P. Colnaghi.
Published May 21 1803, Colnaghi & Co. 23, Cockspur Street.
Mezzotint, large margins with collector's mark. Plate 484 x 354mm (19 x 14"). Paper toned. Water stained.
Portrait, three-quarter length, standing, directed to front, facing towards right, wearing military uniform with star, holding a sword in his right hand; in the background on the right, fortification on hilltop; with coat of arms below the image. Major General Charles Stuart (1753-1801), son of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. Throughout his army career he was stationed both in America, during the War of Independence, and throughout the Mediterranean, fighting against Napoleon and the French.
Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Horne: 116. See Ref: 29153 for unfinished stipple proof. Whitman: 277.
[Ref: 29139] £160.00