C. Corbutt (Richard Purcell) after Gainsborough.
Robert, Lord Clive, Baron of Plassey. Major General in the EAST INDIES, Governor of Bengal and Commander in Chief of the East India Company's Forces.
11 x 16 inches.
Corbutt was the alias of Richard Purcell, an Irish mezzotint engraver who worked under a pseudonym to conceal his identity when copying the works of others. He came to London from Dublin and although he led a dissolute life in the capital he managed to produce an impressive number of very competent mezzotint portraits and decorative prints after his contemporaries.