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Edward Lord Viscount Exmouth Mezzotint Turner Beechey

The Right Honourable Edward Lord Viscount Exmouth

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Antique print relating to Australia
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Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, GCB (1757-1833) was a British naval officer. He fought during the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. The Sir Edward Pellew Group of Islands, situated in the Gulf of Carpentaria were named after Pellew by Matthew Flinders who visited them in 1802. Other Australian geographical features include Cape Pellew (adjacent to the islands) and Exmouth Gulf. William Beechey was a portrait painter and pupil of Zoffany, but greatly influenced by Reynolds. He was appointed portrait painter to Queen Charlotte in 1793. Some faint foxing, mainly in margins. Tape on reverse along very edge of sheet.
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artist Charles Turner (1773-1857) after Sir William Beechey R.A (1753-1839)
method Mezzotint
date 1818
size 660mm by 420mm (platemark)
SKU AU4213