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Admiral Richard Edwards, d.1794
|Description||A three-quarter-length portrait of Richard Edwards, Admiral of the Blue. He faces left and wears a flag officer's full-dress uniform 1767-83, with his hat and cane in his right hand. The background shows the coast of Newfoundland, where he fulfilled the seasonal appointment of Governor and Commander-in-Chief, 1778-81. He became Commander-in-Chief at the Nore in 1788. The painting is signed, dated and inscribed: 'N. Dance, pt, 1780 Rear-Admiral Richard Edwards, Esq.' The artist worked with Pompeo Batoni in Rome and on his return to London in 1765 achieved success as a portrait and history painter. In 1768, he joined a group of artists who successfully petitioned George III to establish the Royal Academy in that year. The painting has been signed by the artist and dated 1780.|
|Credit||National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection|
|Materials||oil on canvas|
|Measurements||Painting: 1270 mm x 1015 mm; Frame: 1443 mm x 1201 mm x 68 m|
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