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Captain Frederick Marryat, 1792-1848

BHC2851
Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Marryat, Frederick

Object details:

Object ID BHC2851
Description A half-length portrait to the right. The sitter looks away from the viewer, his right hand resting on his right cheek. He wears a black coat, and the pose implies a man of letters. After an active naval career Marryat retired from service in 1830. He thereafter turned to journalism and wrote a series of successful novels about the sea, based largely on his own experience, particularly those relating to his service in 'Impérieuse', 38 guns. The painting was exhibited at the RA in 1839, under the title 'Captain Marryat, R.N., author of Peter Simple' (no. 453). 'Peter Simple' was published in 1834.
Date made circa 1834-1839

Artist/Maker Dixon, E.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 930 mm x 816 mm x 80 mm;Painting: 760 mm x 635 mm
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  • Captain Frederick Marryat, 1792-1848 (BHC2851)
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