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Joseph Tucker, Surveyor of the Navy

Oil paintings

Object connections:

Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Tucker, Joseph
Provenance: Tucker, Mrs

Object details:

Object ID BHC3063
Description A half-length portrait to the right showing Tucker in a black coat and white stock. Joseph Tucker was appointed master shipwright at Plymouth Dockyard in 1802. He held the post until he was made joint Surveyor of the Navy, with Robert Seppings, on 14 June 1813. He retired in 1831. He is best remembered for designing, in 1809, a 170-gun ship with five tiers of guns: it was intended to be called 'Duke of Kent' but never built. This portrait was presented to Greenwich Hospital by his widow (GH no.252), but further details have yet to be established. [PvdM 7/11]
Date made circa 1815

Artist/Maker British School, 19th century
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 762 mm x 635 mm; Frame: 950 mm x 840 mm x 90 mm
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