STRÖHLING, Eduard
(b. 1768, Düsseldorf, d. after 1826, London)

Portrait of Colonel (later General Sir) George De Lacy Evans

c. 1825
Oil on copper, 62 x 48 cm
Private collection

The subject of the portrait was George de Lacy Evans, whose mother was a De Lacy, a family descended in the female line from Charlemagne and which had held important posts under the Norman Kings in Ireland. He had a long and successful military career in India, Spain, America and Russia.