Admiral Richard Howe, Earl Howe

A half-length portrait of Richard Howe, Earl Howe (1726–1799) in admiral’s full-dress uniform, 1795–1812, in front of a fluted column with a view of the sea on the right. Lettered beneath the image with a facsimile of the sitter’s signature and the title, ‘Admiral Richard Howe, Earl Howe’. Also lettered with the production details and publication line: ‘Painted by Gainsborough Dupont. / Engraved by W. T. Fry. / Fisher, Son & Co. London. 1837.’ This portrait was engraved by Wiliam Thomas Fry after Gainsborough Dupont’s full-length oil painting of 1794 in the Trinity House, London. It was published by Fisher, Son and Co. This impression is a reprint from the plate originally published in 1831 as an illustration in William Jerdan’s ‘National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century’ (London: Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1832), volume 3. Mounted on page with PAI2378–PAI2379, and in album with PAI2280–PAI2376, PAI2378–PAI2464; Page 50. (Updated June 2019.)

Object Details

ID: PAI2377
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Fry, William Thomas; H Fisher, Son & Co Dupont, Gainsborough
Date made: 1837
People: Howe, Richard
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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