Sr. Edward Hawke. Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, and Rear- Admiral of the White Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet.

Method Mezzotint
Artist [Anonymous]
Published Printed for Carrington Bowles, next the Chapter House in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. [c.1768]
Dimensions Image 134 x 113 mm, Plate 153 x 115 mm, Sheet 165 x 130 mm
Notes A half length portrait of the Admiral of the Fleet Edward Hawke wearing naval uniform emblazoned with a star. In the background is a partial pillar and a large ship below a cloudy sky.

Edward Hawke, 1st Lord Hawke, KB (1705-1781) was an officer of the Royal Navy, he captained the HMS Berwick and took part in the War of Austrian Succession, the Second battle of Cape Finisteere, and was the Victor of the Battle of Quiberon Bay, preventing a French invasion of Britain.

The British printer and publisher Carington Bowles (1724-1793) was the son of the printer John Bowles, to whom he was apprenticed in 1741. In 1752 until around 1762, they became a partnership known as John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse, Cornhill, London. Carington left the partnership in order to take over the business of his uncle, Thomas Bowles II in St Paul's Churchyard. When Carington died in 1793 the business passed to his son Henry Carington Bowles.

O'Donoghue 17, Lennox - Boyd ii/ii,

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd
Framing unmounted
Price £180.00
Stock ID 21246