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A half-length portrait to left in captain's (over three years) full-dress uniform of 1795–1812. When commanding the frigate 'Penelope', 36 guns, Blackwood engaged the French ship 'Guillaume Tell', 80 guns, all through the night of 29th March 1800, while she was attempting to escape from Malta. He damaged her so severely that she fell an easy prey next day to 'Foudroyant', 80-guns. He later commanded frigates at Trafalgar, where he was a witness to Nelson's will before leaving 'Victory'.
oil on canvas
76 x 63.5 cm
National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)