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Captain of the Royal Navy, 1815

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Artist: J.M. Wells Sept. 1817

Portrait of a young captain of the Royal Navy shown in undress frock coat standing before the Kent coast off Dover.

 

Painted in a much reduced palette, almost grisaille but with the addition of flesh tones and a hint of gold to the epaulettes, buttons and sword fittings.

 

Signed lower left, J.M. Wells Sept. 1817.

 

Within a fine, carved wood frame with reeded, ebonized sight. 

 

14 5/8 in x 18 5/8 in

 

Item Code: 3868

£ 1550

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