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The sitter wears the sashes and stars of the Order of the Bath and of the Portuguese Order of the Tower and Sword, and from his neck hangs the badge of the Tower and Sword and the Army gold cross. Picton became a lieutenant in 1777 and thereafter spent many years on inactive service. From 1794 he served as the Governor of Trinidad until he was replaced in 1803. He was then tried in England for excesses of cruelty in his administration of justice and found guilty in 1806.
oil on canvas
H 75.6 x W 62 cm
management transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum to English Heritage, 2004