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THOMAS HARGREAVES (1775-1846) - HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF SIR WILLIAM HOTHAM - dressed in Naval uniform in a rectangular ebonised and cast brass mounted frame, watercolour on ivory 10cm x 7.5cm -   Note; A native of Liverpool Hargreaves was assistant and pupil of Sir Thomas Lawrence from 1793 after Lawrence had seen one of his portrait miniatures. He exhibited at the Liverpool Academy, The Society of British Artists and at the Royal Academy.

THOMAS HARGREAVES (1775-1846) - HALF LENGTH PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF SIR WILLIAM HOTHAM - dressed in Naval uniform in a rectangular ebonised and cast brass mounted frame, watercolour on ivory 10cm x 7.5cm - Note; A native of Liverpool Hargreaves was assistant and pupil of Sir Thomas Lawrence from 1793 after Lawrence had seen one of his portrait miniatures. He exhibited at the Liverpool Academy, The Society of British Artists and at the Royal Academy.

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.

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.

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

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

Portrait by William Beechey - Sir George Ralph Collier, 1st Baronet (1774 – 1824) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars, & the War of 1812. He had an eventful early life, being shipwrecked early in his career & later captured by the French. He came close to capturing the USS Constitution, but lost her in circumstances that were unclear & would later return to haunt him.

Portrait by William Beechey - Sir George Ralph Collier, 1st Baronet (1774 – 1824) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars, & the War of 1812. He had an eventful early life, being shipwrecked early in his career & later captured by the French. He came close to capturing the USS Constitution, but lost her in circumstances that were unclear & would later return to haunt him.

A half-length portrait to the left in captain's full-dress uniform of 1812–1825. The portrait was originally started between the date of the sitter's promotion to commander in 1822 and his departure for the Far East in 1825. By George Duncan Beechey

A half-length portrait to the left in captain's full-dress uniform of 1812–1825. The portrait was originally started between the date of the sitter's promotion to commander in 1822 and his departure for the Far East in 1825. By George Duncan Beechey

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