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The sitter wears a leather coat and breastplate, with a red sash over his right shoulder. The coat sleeves are elaborately gold-frogged and open from the shoulder to show voluminous shirt sleeves. A close helmet and a steel gauntlet are on the left and the background is a rocky coast. Chichley entered the navy as a volunteer in the Mediterranean in 1661. In 1662 he became a lieutenant in the ‘Swiftsure’, and then rose to command the ‘Milford’, ‘Bristol’ and ‘Phoenix’ in 1663 to 1664.
oil on canvas
H 127 x W 101.5 cm