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Captain William Gordon, 1705-69

BHC2718
Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Gordon, William

Object details:

Object ID BHC2718
Description A three-quarter-length portrait slightly to the right in captain's full dress uniform (over three years), 1748-67 and a tie wig. His sword is visible on the right and he gestures towards the right. Here in the background on the right is a private two-decker bearing the royal coat of arms on the stern. On the left, the sitter has been positioned in front of an impression of rocks and a tree. The painting was signed by the artist, bottom right, and later inscribed, bottom left, to read 'Admiral Gordon'. It was made after Gordon took part with Lord George Graham in an action with French privateers off Ostend in 1745. He later served under Boscawen at Louisbourg in 1758 and with Saunders at the taking of Quebec in the following year. Gordon eventually rose to the rank of Admiral of the White.
Date made circa 1750

Artist/Maker Highmore, Joseph
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 1270 mm x 1015 mm
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  • Captain William Gordon, 1705-69 (BHC2718)
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