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Vice Admiral Sir Charles Napier.
Vice Admiral Sir Charles Napier.
[after John Simpson.]
London: Published March 1st 1854, by Somers & Isaacs, 67 Houndsditch.
Mezzotint. 370 x 285mm (14½ x 11¼"), with large margins.
Admiral Sir Charles John Napier (1786-1860) was a British naval officer whose sixty years in the Royal Navy included service in the Napoleonic Wars, the American War and the 'Hundred Days' War. the Syrian War and a period commanding the Portuguese navy in the Liberal Wars. This portrait was published just as he was given command of the fleet in Baltic campaign of the Crimean War, which turned out to be a poisoned chalice: his Navy career ended when the Admiralty made him the scapegoat when the press raged about the lack of results. An innovator concerned with the development of iron ships, and an advocate of humane reform in the Royal Navy, he was also active in politics as a Liberal Member of Parliament and was probably the naval officer most widely known to the public in the early Victorian Era.
See Ref: 12605 for lithograph.
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To the Members of the Junior United Service Club, This Portrait of Field Marshal His Grace the Duke of Wellington. K.G., &c. &c. &c.
To the Members of the Junior United Service Club, This Portrait of Field Marshal His Grace the Duke of Wellington. K.G., &c. &c. &c. Is with permission most respectfully dedicated by their Obliged humble Servants Hodgson & Graves.
Painted by John Simpson. Engraved by George H. Phillips.
London, Published Aug.t 13, 1837 by Hodgson & Graves, Printsellers to Her Majesty, 6 Pall Mall.
Coloured mezzotint with large margins. 750 x 480mm (29½ x 19"). Some surface scuffing and spotting.
Portrait of the Duke of Wellington, full length in plain uniform, left hand resting on his sheathed sword, right hand holding his profusely-feathered hat. To the right is a cannon, behind the smoke of a battlefield. After John Simpson (1782-1847).
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