Sir Sidney Smith.
London Published as the Act directs, June 19, 1802, John P.Thompson, Printseller to his Majesty and their Royal Highness's the Duke & Duchess of York. Gt.Newport Street, and No.51 Dean Street, Soho.
Coloured mezzotint. 630 x 440mm (24¾ x 17¼") Slight repair in image.
Sir William Sidney Smith KCB (21 June 1764 – 26 May 1840) fought in the American Revolutionary War, where he saw action in 1778 against the American frigate Raleigh. He also distinguished himself in the Battle of Cape St Vincent (1780), Battle of the Chesapeake (1781) and the Battle of the Saintes (1782). His subsequent career included important service during the Napoleonic Wars, notably in the defence and relief of Acre. Napoleon said of him "That man made me miss my destiny" concerning his defence of Acre.
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