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Commander or Captain John Walter Roberts (1792–1845)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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This portrait was previously thought to be of Sir William Hoste. Another version of this portrait in a family collection, however, is identified as being a portrait of John Walter Roberts (1792–1845). As the sitter does not look like known representations of Hoste, of which there are very few, it seems very probable that this is a portrait of Roberts. He is wearing full dress uniform of the 1812–1825 pattern and could either be a commander, to which he was promoted in 1814, or a captain, 1823.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1812–1825

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 76 x W 63.5 cm

Accession number

BHC2784

Work type

Painting


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