Lieut. Gen. Sir Rufane Shawe Donkin.
Lieut. Gen. Sir Rufane Shawe Donkin GCH KCB FRS FRGS (1773 – 1 May 1841)
by Henry Hoppner Meyer (12 June 1780 - 28 May 1847). 122 x 101 cm.
"Donkin, Sir Rufane Shaw (1773-1841), army officer, belonged to a respectable Northumbrian family, said to be of Scottish descent, and originally named Duncan. His father, General Robert Donkin (1726/7-1821), served in Flanders, the West Indies, Ireland, and America, was reputedly a personal friend of the historian David Hume ..."
Lieut. Gen. Sir Rufane Shawe Donkin
Steel engraving, engraved by W. Holl after H. Mayer. 1831. 11x9cm.