Sir Charles Thompson Baronet, Vice Admiral of the Red.Obiit 17 March 1799.
Mezzotint with large margins. 385 x 280mm (15¼ x 11").
Sir Charles Thompson, 1st Baronet (c.1740-99), naval officer. After long service in the Seven Years' War, American War of Independence (fighting at the Battle of the Chesapeaks) and War of the First Coalition, he was Admiral John Jervis's second in command at the battle of Cape St Vincent. However, his disregard for Jervis's signal to tack to counter a Spanish attacking move nearly lost the battle, and began an enmity with Jervis that eventually led to Thompson's retirement. From 1796-1799 he was also MP for Monmouth.
CS: 40 ii/ii. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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