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Admiral William Parry (1705–1779)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A three-quarter-length portrait to right in flag-officer's undress uniform, 1774–1783, and a tie wig. He holds his hat in his right hand and in the right background is a ship with a blue flag at the main and a red at the fore. The painting was probably altered since Parry was Vice-Admiral of the Red when it was painted and became Admiral of the Blue in January 1778. The artist attempted to cover up the red flag at the fore but the original paintwork has now reappeared and the ensign may also have been altered.

National Maritime Museum

London

  • Date

    1777

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    127 x 101.6 cm

  • Accession number

    BHC2936

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