Sir John Jervis.Knight of the Bath, Vice Admiral of the White, & Commander in Chief of his Majestys Ships at the Reduction of the Islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, Guadaloupe, Marie-Galante, Deseada, & the Saints.
Published 14th August 1794, by Rob.t Laurie & Ja.s Whittle, No. 53 Fleet Street London.
Mezzotint with large margins. Rare. Platemark: 375 x 275mm (14 x 10¾").
A portrait of Sir John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent (1735 - 1823) standing directed to right, looking towards the viewer, with his left arm outstretched. He is wearing a naval uniform with sash and star, frilled cravat and powdered wig tied at the nape. Admiral of the Fleet John Jervis, was an admiral in the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom. Jervis served throughout the latter half of the 18th century and into the 19th, and was an active commander during the Seven Years' War, American War of Independence, French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars. He is best known for his victory at the 1797 Battle of Cape Saint Vincent, from which he earned his titles, and as a patron of Horatio Nelson. A dedication to the owner of the original 'Capital' painting, Francis Stevens Esqr, from the publishers is inscribed beneath titles.
CS 31. II of III. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33826] £290.00