Sir Thomas Picton c1832
Portrait of Sir Thomas Picton, with facsimile signature. After the painting by Sir William Beechey, R.A. the artist and here engraved by P. W. Tomkins. Published: National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century. Fisher, Son & Co. 1832.
Condition: Very good, fine steel engraving. Engraved image size including facsimile signature approx 5.75" x 3.5" (145mm x 90mm) Mount: Smoke Grey 10" x 8" (255mm x 205mm) Ready to frame.
Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton GCB (24 August 1758–18 June 1815) was a Welsh officer of the British Army who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. According to the historian Alessandro Barbero, Picton was "respected for his courage and feared for his irascible temperament". The Duke of Wellington called him "a rough foul-mouthed devil as ever lived", but found him capable.
Another genuine antique print over 180 years old.