Engraving. Platemark: 125 x 105mm (5 x 4¼"). Large margins on 3 sides, very small margins on left.
A bust portrait of General Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775), known as the 'Father of the Indian army'. Lawrence was the first Commander-in-Chief in India, and was actively engaged in a number of battles including Cuddalore, Pondicherry, and was in command at the capture of Devicota in 1749. In 1759 failing health compelled him to return to England. The East India Company erected a monument to his memory in Westminster Abbey. A plate from Tobias Smollett's 'History of England', published in 1757.
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