Captain Peter Parker (John Hoppner, ca. 1808-1810) - Sir Peter Parker, 2nd Baronet (1785 – 1814) was an English naval officer, the son of Vice-Admiral Christopher Parker. In 1810, he was given command of the frigate Menelaus, which he commissioned. In 1814, Menelaus was sent to Bermuda. Leading his marines, he was hit in the thigh (as his grandfather had been at the Battle of Sullivan's Island), but unlike his grandfather, Parker died on the field of a severed femoral artery.
George Brydges Rodney (13 February 1718 – 24 May 1792) was a British naval officer. He is best known for his commands in the American War of Independence, particularly his victory over the French at the Battle of the Saintes in 1782. It is often claimed that he was the commander to have pioneered the tactic of "breaking the line".
Captain Thomas Massingberd (b.1763), RN by James Northcote, Date painted: 1787, Oil on canvas, 75 x 62.5 cm, Collection: National Trust - Gift from Sir Archibald and Lady Montgomery-Massingberd as part of the Gunby Hall Collection, 1944
The Art of Fooling the Eye. Anamorphosis, which employs distorted perspective to create coded images that only become understandable when viewed from the right angle. The most famous example of anamorphosis is to be found in Hans Holbein's The Ambassadors (one of my favorite paintings), where a strange blur at the bottom of the painting...