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Sir Sidney Smith

  • Object:

    Etching and stipple

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1808 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckstein, John (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and stipple

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 50

Physical description

Etching and stipple depicting Admiral Sir Sidney Smith at Acre (Akko), Palestine, in 1799. Djazzar Pasha (ca. 1722-1804), is seen behind him. He was an important political figure in southern Syria, appointed beylerbeyi of the province of Sidon in 1775, and established his seat of government at Acre. Lettered with title, an extract of a dispatch from Captain Sir W. S. Smith to Rear Admiral Lord Nelson, a dedication from Anthony Cardon to John Spencer Smith and 'Painted by J. Eckstein Engraved by Anthy. Cardon London:Pubd. as the Act directs by A. Cardon, No.39, London Street, Fitzroy Square Jany 1 1808'.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1808 (printed)


Eckstein, John (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and stipple


Height: 60 cm, Width: 38.8 cm

Descriptive line

Etching and stipple by John Eckstein, open letter proof, depicting Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, portrayed here at Acre, which he helped Ahmad al Djazzar Pasha to defend successfully against the French in 1799. Printed in London, 1808.




Etching; Stipple

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Admirals; Swords; Cannons; Military


Prints; Arms & Armour


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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