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Captain Peter Rainier, 1784-1836

BHC2962
Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
ExhibitionsArt for the Nation, Collecting for the 21st Century
Gallery locationQH (Floor plans)
PeopleDepiction: Rainier, Peter

Object details:

Object ID BHC2962
Description Hickey, a Dublin-born artist, went to India in 1784. In this he followed the lead of many others, such as William Hodges and Johan Zoffany, in seeking the artistic opportunities presented by the growing wealth of its British colonial rulers. This portrait was painted there in 1806. Rainier was then serving under Admiral Pellew (ZBA0434) and had just been made captain, aged only 21. Hickey’s portrait captures a sense of Rainier as a precocious man of action, with the dashing swagger that made successful young naval officers the popular idols of their day.
Date made 1806

Artist/Maker Hickey, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 760 mm x 635 mm; Frame: 947 mm x 825 mm x 75 mm; Overall weight: 16 kg
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  • Captain Peter Rainier, 1784-1836 (BHC2962)
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