A fine portrait of  Admiral Robinson
A fine portrait of  Admiral Robinson

WILLIAM WOOD (1769-1810)

A fine portrait of Admiral Robinson

c. 1790 United Kingdom

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Admiral Robinson wearing a blue coat with black collar
set in the original gold frame, the reverse with elaborate gold initial R on blue glass within gold surrounded with locks of hair tied with seed pearl on opalscent ground

It is possible that the sitter is Admiral Mark Robinson (1722-1799) who was one of several members of the Robinson family to serve at sea. He entered the Navy at the age of 14 in 1736. After serving as Lieutenant on several ships he was promoted to Captain in 1760. During the American Revolution he participated in several fleet actions against the French. He distinguished himself at the Battle of the Chesapeake 1781. In the course of the engagement 14 men were lost, 52 wounded, including Robinson, who lost a leg from a cannon shot. Unable to return to se he was granted a pension. At the time of his death he was the senior Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy.
Nelson served under him on the Worcester as acting 4th Lieutenant.
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Height 3.00 inch (7.62 cm)
Stock Code
watercolour on ivory
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