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A half-length portrait of Sir Joseph Yorke, Admiral of the Blue, when a captain and wearing a captain's (under three years) undress uniform of 1787 to 1795. He is facing almost full-front with his head turned towards the left with his left arm outstretched. His jacket has gold braid and gold naval buttons and he wears a necktie. In the background the inclusion of the sea denotes his naval career. According to a memorial for Yorke's wife, Admiral Yorke was accidentally drowned 'by the upsetting of a boat on the 5th of May 1831.
oil on canvas
76 x 63.5 cm
National Maritime Museum
Romney Road, Greenwich, London, Greater London SE10 9NF EnglandView venue
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