"SPY" [Sir Leslie Ward]. Admiral of the Fleet The Earl of Clanwilliam GCB KCMG. "An Admiral of the Fleet."
Original lithograph from the 'Vanity Fair' series, published January 22, 1903. 395 x 265 mm.
Admiral of the Fleet Richard James Meade, 4th Earl of Clanwilliam GCB KCMG (3 October 1832 – 4 August 1907), styled Lord Gillford until 1879, was a Royal Navy officer. As a junior officer, he served at the Battle of Escape Creek and at the Battle of Fatshan Creek during the campaign against Chinese pirates. He also took part in the Battle of Canton, where he was severely wounded, during the Second Opium War.