Stipple. Plate: 110 x 175mm (4¼ x 6¾"). Repairs, damaged.
Half portrait set in a roundel of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805) a leading British general famed for his roles in the American War of Independence. Cornwallis' surrender at the Seige of Yorktown (1781) drew the hostilities between the American revolutionaries and the British to a close. Later in his military career Cornwallis was appointed Governor-General of India, a role which saw him oversee negotiations between the East India Company and the kingdom of Mysore. When hostilities escalated, starting the Third Anglo-Mysore War, Cornwallis led the British to victory over the Mysorean leader Tipu Sultan at the battle of Seringapatam.
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