Hon. William Cornwallis. Admiral of the Blue Squadron, rear Admiral of England.
Pub. by Bunney & Gold Shoe Lane Feb. 1. 1802.
Stipple. Sheet size: 235 x 140mm (9¼ x 5½"). Trimmed to plate. Slight foxing.
A bust portrait of Admiral Sir William Cornwallis (1744 - 1819) dressed in Naval attire, within an oval. Cornwallis was a Royal Navy officer and the brother of Charles Cornwallis, the 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British commander at the siege of Yorktown. Cornwallis took part in a number of decisive battles including the Siege of Louisbourg in 1758 and the Battle of the Saintes, but is best known as a friend of Lord Nelson and as the commander-in-chief of the Channel Fleet during the Napoleonic Wars.
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