William Derby, 1830, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Captain Alexander Hood

WILLIAM DERBY (1786-1847)

William Derby, 1830, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Captain Alexander Hood

1830 England

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William Derby, 1830, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Captain Alexander Hood, afterwards Admiral Viscount Bridport (1726-1814) standing wearing captain’s undress uniform, in the background is action depicting Hood recapturing the British ship, Warwick from the French in the Mediterranean, 1761 watercolour on paper inscribed and dated 1830 on the reverse

Dimensions: 18cm x 14cm

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Derby worked in London from 1808 painting miniatures, portraits in oil and some small watercolour copies such as this example. The original portrait by Reynolds, now in the National Maritime Museum was executed in 1763. Hood commanded the Minerva at Quiberon Bay in 1759. In 1778 he commanded the Robust, in Palliser’s division of the fleet at Ushant. He commanded a division of Howe’s fleet at the relief of Gibraltar in 1782. The action in the background shows the sitter’s elevated status and aristocratic bearing even in the midst of war.
Dimensions
Height 18.00 cm (7.09 inches)
Width 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Stock Code
2249
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Signed/Inscribed
Inscribed and dated 1830 on the reverse.
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