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Sir Edward Hawke
The Trustees of the British Museum
John Faber the Younger (c.1684-1756) after Wilson
Sir Edward Hawke
1746-56 (undated)
Mezzotint
335 x 250 mm
13 3/16 x 9 7/8 in.
1935,0413.150
E2
Three-quarter length portait of Sir Edward Hawke, standing leaning with his left elbow on the base of a broken column, holding a telescope in front of him, left knee bent and advanced, right hand on hip. He is wearing a coat with large decorations around the buttons, open over a silk jacket and a long wig. There are distant ships in the background to the left.
Donated by Ulick de Burgh-Browne, 7th Marquis of Sligo, 1935
Lettered below the image: Sr. Edward Hawke.
Inscribed lower right: No. 88
Edward Hawke (1705-1781) distinguished himself at Toulon and was made Rear Admiral in 1747. In 1757 he commanded the Mediterranean Fleet and defeated the French at Quiberon Bay. In 1765 he became First Lord of the Admiralty. He was raised to the peerage in 1776.
E1 John Faber the Younger Thomas Smith Esq., Vice Admiral of the White, The British Museum and other impressions
Adapted from Faber's portrait after Wilson of Admiral Thomas Smith (E1) - entirely reworked, wig and face altered and sash added
Chaloner Smith vol. 1, p. 426, cat. 333, state IV; G. Layard, Catalogue Raisonné of Engraved British Portraits from Altered States, 1927, p. 114, no. 103, state VI
Trimmed above the publication line, which is thus missing