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Captain Edward Riou, 1762 - 1801

MNT0216
Miniatures

Object connections:

Collection Miniatures, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Riou, Edward

Object details:

Object ID MNT0216
Description Rectangular miniature in a gilt metal presentation frame with a central suspension ring. The sitter is shown almost half-length turned to his right but looking to the viewer. He has brown eyes and greying hair, wears the captain's full-dress of 1795-1812 [?] a white waistcoat and neckcloth, and is shown against a greenish almost architectural background, with a hint of shadowed wall to the right and an arch (or false oval) above his head.
Date made circa 1800

Artist/Maker Samuel Shelley, Samuel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Purchased with the assistance of the Society for Nautical Research Macpherson Fund
Materials watercolour; glass; metal
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  • Captain Edward Riou, 1762 - 1801 (MNT0216)
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