Lord Hugh Percy, 1785


“Hugh, Earl Percy.”  From John Andrews’ History of the War with America, France, Spain and Holland; commencing in 1775 and ending in 1783.  London: John Fielding, September 30, 1785.  Engraving.  5 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Very good condition.


An excellent, contemporary portrait of the Lord Hugh Percy.  Percy was an important figure in the American War of Independence and so this excellent life-portrait was included in John Andrews’ History of the War.  He led the relief force to extract the besieged British forces in the Battles of Lexington and Concord, and later was involved with battles on Long Island and New York.  He did not get along with General Howe, his superior, and so resigned his command and left American in 1777.  Such contemporary portraits of figures from the American Revolution are quite rare and desirable, and this is not exception.