Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth [1757-1833], sometime Commander in Chief in the East Indies


Pellew [1734 -1801] is shown bust length in uniform after the painting by Sir Thomas Lawrence. 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 1834 by Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall East and would frame attractively. oct8/2

Edward Pellew, later 1st Viscount Exmouth [1757-1833] was born at Dover and was to serve in the American War of Independence, the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars. Appointed rear admiral in 1804, he was made Commander in Chief in the East Indies, arriving the next year and taking Tranquebar from the Danes. He was later to command in the North Sea and the Mediterranean. He was raised to the Peerage in 1816 after his successful seizure of Algiers when 1200 Christin slaves were released. 

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