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Vice-Admiral Lord Alan Gardner (1742-1808/09)

Fine art

Object connections:

Collection Fine art, Oil paintings
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Gardner, Alan
Provenance: Ffarington, Captain
Artist: Beechey, William

Object details:

Object ID BHC2703
Description A half-length portrait of Gardner showing him wearing a vice-admiral’s full dress uniform with the chain and medal given to flag officers after the First of June 1794. He saw early action at Quiberon Bay in 1759 and much of his later service was spent on American and West Indian stations. In 1778 while commanding the ‘Maidstone’ at Grenada he captured a large and heavily armed French merchantman. He commanded the ‘Sultan’ at Grenada, 1779 and the ‘Duke’ at the battle of the Saints, 1782. He first attained flag rank when commanding the ‘Queen’ at the First of June 1794. This portrait was painted the following year. Gardner was Commander-in-Chief of the coast of Ireland in 1800 and of the Channel fleet in 1807.
Date made 1780-1809

Artist/Maker Beechey, William
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 760 mm x 735 mm; Frame: 942 x 801 x 60 mm
  • Vice-Admiral Lord Alan Gardner (1742-1808/09) (BHC2703)
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