Admiral of the Fleet Richard, 1st Earl Howe [1726-1799] after Gainsborough
Earl Howe, K.G. [1727 -1799] is shown three quarter length in uniform after the painting by Gainsborough in the collection of Trinity House. The overall size of the sheet is 19½ x 14 ins with wide borders outside the plate marks and the portrait itself is 5 x 4 ins. This very good engraving was published in 1832 by Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall East and would frame attractively. oct8/3
Richard, 1st Earl Howe fought in the Seven Years War and, most notably, in the American Revolutionary War. He was successful in relieving Gibraltar after the siege and commanded the British fleet in the Glorious First of June in 1794.
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