Charles, 1st Marquis Cornwallis (1738-1805) 2nd Governor General of India
Cornwallis [1738-1805] is shown three quarter length in uniform wearing the Order of the Garter as Governor General after the painting by Copley which was in the Guildhall in London. 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 1831 by Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall East. This would frame attractively. sep10/1
Charles, 1st Marquis Cornwallis ]1738-1805] had a varied military career being appointed a Major General in 1775 and served in Germany, the American War 1776. Appointed Governor General of India in 1786 he played an active role as Commander in Chief.
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