Stipple, printed in sanguine. Rare. Collectors stamps on verso of the Museum Alexis Forel, Switzerland, and the Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Drawings), Berlin. Platemark: 155 x 100mm (6¼ x 4"). Very large margins.
Head and shoulders portrait, set in a roundel of General Richard Howe (1726 -1799) a British army officer notable for his role during the American Revolutionary War, when he acted as a naval commander and a peace commissioner with the American rebels. He later commanded the victorious British fleet during the Glorious First of June in June 1794 during the French Revolutionary Wars. A figure bearing it's naked backside, is etched within the plate above the portrait. By Johann Friedrich Bolt (1769 - 1836), a German draftsman, engraver and etcher.
[Ref: 38441] £160.00