The Honble. William Blakeney Esqr. Lieut. Genl. of His Maj.ty's Forces, Coll. of His Maj.ty's Iniskillin Regimt. of Foot & Lieut. Goverr. of Minorca.
Thos. Hudson Pinxt. ; J. Faber fecit 1756.
|Main Creator:||Faber the Younger, John, ca.1684-1756, engraver.|
William Blakeney, (1672-1761), Lieutenant-General, Colonel of Inniskillin Regiment of Foot, former Lieutenant Governor of Minorca, later Baron Blakeney. Three-quarter-length, to right, standing, looking to front, wig, uniform, right arm on pedestal to left on which is hat, left hand on cannon, to right in distance a fort, when General Blakeney, with coat of arms and motto on coat of arms: "Auxilium meum ab alto" [Latin "My help from above"].
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[London] : [s.n.] , 1756.
Three impression of the same print - see also EP BLAK-WI (5A) III and EP BLAK-WI (5B) III for other impressions. EP BLAK-WI (4) III, EP BLAK-WI (4A) III and EP BLAK-WI (4B) III are also similar impressions printed earlier, where a dog is substituted for a cannon.
Physical description: 1 print : mezzotint ; image 30.6 x 25.2 cm., sheet 35.4 x 25.2 cm., cropped within plate mark.
Citations/References: Catalogue of Engraved Irish Portraits and Original Drawings / Rosalind M.Elmes. - Dublin 1937, p. 18.
Engraving attributed to John Faber the Younger, (ca. 1684-1756), after a painting by Thomas Hudson, (1701-1779).
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