Admiral of the Fleet Sir Houston Stewart M.P. (deceased)
The Late Admiral of the Fleet Sir Houston Stewart (1791-1875) M.P.
Oil on unlined canvas
Painted after death from an earlier glass negative from Ubsdell Studio. Stewart had an illustrious naval career including serving with Lord Cochrane (the inspiration for the Hornblower and the Jack Aubrey novels) in the Impérieuse. Stewart was second in command in the Black Sea in the Crimean War. He commanded off the coast of Syria and was present at the capture of Acre. He became a Rear-Admiral in 1851, Vice-Admiral in 1857, Admiral in 1862, and Admiral of the Fleet in 1872.
(Chris Brindle Collection)