Portrait of a Man

Image credit: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

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This three-quarter-length portrait depicts an unknown man dressed in eighteenth-century costume. He is facing to the right with his left hand on his hip and his right hand pointing to a ship in the distance on the horizon behind him, his head turned towards us.

It was previously thought to be a portrait of Admiral Sir Clowdisley Shovel but, if so, it must be painted from an earlier portrait as Shovel died around 60 years before it was painted.

Warrington Town Hall



Portrait of a Man




oil on canvas


H 42 x W 32 cm

Accession number

WAGMG : 1978.225

Acquisition method

bequeathed, 1978

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