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At the Battle of Barfleur in 1692 Wright was flag captain in the ‘Duke’ to Rear-Admiral Carter, who was killed in the action. He fought at La Hogue a few days later and continued to serve afloat until the accession of Queen Anne when he became a commissioner at the Victualling Office. The following year he went as commissioner at Plymouth, and later at Lisbon. He returned to his original office in 1708, but was dismissed for ‘irregularities and improper conduct’ three years later.
oil on canvas
H 127 x W 101.5 cm