Sir Edward Thornbrough, K.C.B.Admiral of the Blue and Commander in Chief, &c, &c, &c. Portsmouth.
Stipple engraving on india with very large margins, platemark 240 x 165mm (9½ x 6½"). Uncut sheet.
Sir Edward Thornbrough (1754-1834), naval officer. Serving for nearly fifty years at sea, he fought in the American War of Independence, commanded the the frigate 'Hebe' on which the future William IV served as lieutenant in 1785; helped thwart the planned French invasion of Ireland in 1798 and guarded Sicily and blockaded Toulon during the Napoleonic Wars. In later years he was commander-in-chief of the Irish station and then in Portsmouth.
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