[John Earl of St Vincent, Admiral of the Red & Gen.l of Marines, F.R.S. &c &c &c.]
London Pub.d Nov.r 11. 1816 by C. Turner, 50, Warren St. Fitzroy Square.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters, very large margins. 620 x 420mm (24½ x 16½").
John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent (1735-1823). As commander in chief in the Mediterranean he blockaded the French at Toulon (1795) before defeating the Spanish off the Coast of St. Vincent in 1797. Jervis later served as the first Lord of the Admiralty (1801-4) where he instigated reform in the administration of the navy. A globe and volumes on the table with a painting of a sea battle on the wall behind.
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