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A three-quarter-length portrait facing to left in a blue coat edged with white fur. The sitter also wears a yellow waistcoat with buttons at an angle across the front. He has a hanger (short hunting sword) thrust into a green sash and on his head he wears a peaked fur hat. He holds an Elton quadrant and stands against a background of rocks. The prominence given to the experimental quadrant may indicate that the sitter is Elton himself or someone closely associated with him, possibly Captain Walter Hoxton.
oil on canvas
127 x 101.6 cm
National Maritime Museum
Romney Road Greenwich, London, Greater London SE10 9NF EnglandView venue
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