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A painting, in a 'naïve' style, depicting Captain Philip Melville in a red coat. Captain Melville was governor of Pendennis during the Napoleonic period. He was renowned for his strict discipline and for his humanity towards his men. The painting on display is a copy produced in the English Heritage Painting Conservation Studio, to replace the original in a historic environment that cannot be buffered.

English Heritage, Pendennis Castle

Falmouth


Date

c.18th C (?)

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 31 x W 25 cm

Accession number

95000117

Acquisition method

transferred from the Department of the Environment, 1984

Work type

Painting


English Heritage, Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Head, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4LP England

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