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Sir Peter Parker (1721–1811), Bt, Admiral of the Fleet

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A full-length portrait of Admiral Sir Peter Parker showing him facing slightly to the left. He wears an Admiral's full-dress uniform of 1795–1812, although the cuffs have not been correctly portrayed since they lack the fourth ring necessary for full dress. He wears a white waistcoat and breeches, shoes with gold buckles and a wig. In his right hand he holds a hat, and in his left his sword, decorated with an anchor and visible above his fingers.

National Maritime Museum


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    241.5 x 152.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)


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