A portrait of a naval officer, dressed in a blue jacket with white lapels and gold braid, white trousers and waistcoat, and a high white cravat the uniform of a Rear-Admiral of the Blue. He is a mature gentleman with white hair curled over his ears, and a pink face. He stands with one arm resting on a tall rock to the right, a letter held in his right hand, looking over his shoulder to the left. In the background, to the left, a sea battle is taking place, with ships firing at each other, beneath a dark sky.
Where to see this painting?
Manchester City Galleries
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, M2 3JL
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