A profile of an Admiral
A profile of an Admiral

JOHN MIERS (1756-1821)

A profile of an Admiral

c. 1800 United Kingdom

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He wears a coat with epaulettes and lace cravat
set in a gilt-mounted rectangular papier-mâché frame with the suspension hoop formed of an anchor and twisted rope

The sitter's hair style suggests that this profile was executed circa 1800 at a time when the French Revolutionary Wars of 1793-1802 and the Napoleonic Wars of 1803-15 saw the Royal Navy reach a peak of efficiency, dominating the navies of all Britain's adversaries. It is likely that this profile was commissioned before the sitter departed for battle - whether he returned from the sea, nor the identity of the sitter will never be apparent, but this is nevertheless a charming profile.
Height 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
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painted on plaster
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