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A full-length portrait to right wearing vice-admiral's full dress uniform, 1787–1795. His hand rests on a cane and he holds his hat in his left hand. He is shown standing on a shore with rocks on the left. The ships with white ensigns at anchor depicted in the right background denote his naval service. Vernon attended the Royal Naval Academy, Portsmouth, before beginning his active service in 1739.
oil on canvas
H 60.7 x W 43.1 cm