Charles Watson Esq.r Vice Admiral of the White.
Mezzotint with large margins. Platemark: 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Very fine impression. Small stain in left margin.
A portrait of Vice Admiral Charles Watson (1714 - 1757), an officer of the Royal Navy, who served briefly as colonial governor of Newfoundland. Watson's quick rise through the ranks is thought to be attributed from his uncle, Sir Charles Wager, who was first lord of the admiralty. Three-quarter length standing to the left, Watson is wearing naval uniform with large, decorated cuffs and a wig tied at the nape. He is seen holding a telescope diagonally before him with his right hand, with his left on his sword-hilt. The sea and a battery are in the background.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. Chaloner Smith: 59.
[Ref: 36553] £330.00