Vice Admiral The R.t Hon.ble Sir George Cockburn G.C.B.
London. Published July 2, 1837 for the Proprietor by the Engraver, 9, Mortimer Street, Cavendish Street.
Mezzotint. 720 x 415mm. Small margins.
Fine & rare full-length portrait of Sir George Cockburn (1772-1853), Admiral and First Sea Lord. During the 'War of 1812' Cockburn was second in command to Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren. Cockburn cruised the American east coast and Chesapeake Bay, seizing American shipping, disrupting and raiding ports. His most significant action was the capture and burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. He later served as Commander-in-Chief on the North American station (1833-6). In this portrait Cockburn's hand is on a chart showing the Barrow Straits, Cockburn's Island, Melville's Peninsular etc.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 576] £990.00