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Captain Sir Edward Hughes (c.1720–1794)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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A full-length portrait very slightly to left and facing to right wearing captain's, over three years, full-dress uniform 1748–1767. His hat is under his left arm and in his right hand he holds a letter inscribed 'Captain Hughes on the Somerset att Quebec'. He stands on a quay with a ship's bows in the background. In 1761 Hughes visited the Italian port of Leghorn in the 'Somerset', which he had commanded at Wolfe's taking of Quebec in 1759 and which is shown in the background.

National Maritime Museum


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    208.5 x 145 cm

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