Admiral Clarence Paget Vanity Fair Print 1875
Original Lithograph of Admiral The Right Honourable Lord Clarence Paget with the caption at the bottom of the print: Sailor, Politician and Sculptor
Born the younger son of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, Paget like many younger sons of nobility entered the Royal Navy in 1827 as a midshipman on the battleship HMS Asia and took part in the Battle of Navarino in 1827. Promoted to Commander in 1834, he took charge of HMS Pearl and, promoted to Captain in 1839, he commanded HMS Howe and then HMS Aigle. He attempted to enter Parliament as a Liberal for Southampton in 1837, but was returned as a member for Sandwich in 1847, retaining the seat until July 1852. He served as secretary to the Master-General of the Ordnance from 1846 to 1853. He commanded HMS Princess Royal in the expedition to the Baltic for the Crimean War in 1854. Again MP for Southampton from March 1857, he was appointed Secretary to the Admiralty in June 1859 but accepted the Chiltern Hundreds (i.e. resigned) in March 1866. He was promoted to Vice Admiral in 1865 and was Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet from 1866 to 1869. Lord Clarence Paget retired in 1876 and died in 1895 at the age of 83
Published: 03-Jul-1875 Signed by: APE, Carlo Pellegrini . Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm.
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