A three-quarter-length portrait to right in a grey silk coat, a silver-laced yellow silk waistcoat and a grey bag wig. The 'Cornwall', 80 guns, with the flag of a vice-admiral of the white, is in the right background. The portrait was painted after June and probably before November 1744, when Chadwick sailed as Flag-Captain to Vice-Admiral Davers in the 'Cornwall' with a squadron to the West Indies. On the death of Davers, Rear-Admiral Knowles took his place and, in March 1748, the 'Cornwall' took the principal part in the reduction of the French-occupied fort at Port Louis, Guadalope. Chadwick died in June following, while still in the 'Cornwall'. This portrait was reattributed to George Knapton in October 2006, having previously been thought to be by Thomas Hudson.
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National Maritime Museum
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