The Honourable Robert Monckton Major General. Governor of New York.
For J. Hinton at the King's Arms in Newgate Street. [n.d., c.1820.]
Engraving. Platemark: 175 x 105mm (6¾ x 4¼").
A bust portrait of General Robert Monckton (1726 – 1782) within a decorative oval on a plinth. Monckton was an officer of the British army and a colonial administrator in British North America. He had a distinguished military and political career, including being second in command to General Wolfe at the battle of Quebec and later being named the Governor of the Province of New York. Despite having an illustrious military and political career, Monckton's greatest notoriety is for his role in the deportation of the Acadians from Nova Scotia after they would not swear an oath of loyalty to the British Crown.
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