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George Evelyn Boscawen, 3rd Viscount Falmouth (1758–1808)

Photo credit: Falmouth Art Gallery

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This portrait is a characteristic, polished work of the 1780s and shows Romney at the height of his powers and at his most fluid. Romney also painted (1776) the sitter's famous father, Admiral Edward Boscawen, who earned undying fame in his defeat of the French at Louisbourg in Canada in 1758, a magnificent combined operation in which the land forces were commanded by James Wolfe. The 3rd Viscount Falmouth, who had been born in the year of this victory, took a commission in the 15th (Royal Irish) Dragoons.

Falmouth Art Gallery


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    76 x 63.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased with the assistance of the Resource/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the National Art Collections Fund, the Beecroft Bequest and Philip Mould/Historical Portraits, 2003

Falmouth Art Gallery

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