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A half-length portrait facing slightly to the left wearing a captain's full-dress uniform (over three years seniority), 1812–1825. As a midshipman Heywood sailed with Lieutenant William Bligh in the 'Bounty' in 1787. During the famous mutiny in 1789 his behaviour was ambiguous. Despite his own claims to being asleep when it happened, he knew of Fletcher Christian’s plans to desert and did not show himself sufficiently loyal to Bligh to avoid later trial.
oil on canvas
H 76.2 x W 63.5 cm