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Admiral Richard Edwards, d.1794

Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Edwards, Richard

Object details:

Object ID BHC2679
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.
Date made 1780

Artist/Maker Dance, Nathaniel
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 mm
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