Admiral Lord Viscount Exmouth. Engraved for Capt Brenton's Naval History

A full-length portrait of Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth (1757–1833) in admiral’s full-dress uniform, 1812–25, wearing the ribbon of the Order of the Bath over the ribbon of the Sicilian Order of Saint Ferdinand with the stars of both orders on his left breast and the cross of the Sardinian Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus on a ribbon around his neck, looking upwards and to the right. Lettered beneath the image with the title, ‘Admiral Lord Viscount Exmouth / Engraved for Capt. Brenton’s Naval History,’ and with the publication line, ‘Published August 1 1836 by Henry Colburn, 13 Great Marlborough Street.’ This portrait is after an oil painting by William Beechey. Beechey’s painting was produced for the Ironmonger’s Company (who still hold the work) and exhibited in 1817 at the Royal Academy. It was first engraved by Charles Turner around 1818 (see PAH5521). This later print was published by Henry Colburn in 1836 as an illustration for Edward Pelham Brenton’s ‘The Naval History of Great Britain, from the Year MDCCLXXXIII to MDCCCXXXVI’ (London: Henry Colburn, 1837), volume 2, page 560. This print is mounted on a page with PAI2336, and in an album with PAI2280–PAI2336, PAI2338–PAI2464; Page 28. (Updated May 2019.)

Object Details

ID: PAI2337
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
People: Pellew, Edward
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 180 x 130 mm
Parts: Album of Biographical Illustrations of various famous people, clergymen, dignitaries and noblemen associated with Devonshire, including some admirals (Album)

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