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Captain Sir Richard Pearson (1731–1806)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A three-quarter-length portrait of traditional 'kit-cat' size (36 x 28 inches). Pearson sits to the left in captain's (over three years) full-dress uniform of 1774 to 1787 with a tie wig and a sword visible on the right. As a lieutenant in the East Indies he did well during the Seven Years' War, where he was severely wounded. He was subsequently unable to obtain a commission because his senior officers twice died before they could fulfil their promises.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1780

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 91.5 x W 71.1 cm

Accession number

BHC2942

Work type

Painting


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