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Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Bt (1714-1782)

George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802)

Category

Art / Oil paintings

Date

circa 1781 - circa 1782

Materials

Oil on canvas

Measurements

1255 x 1006 mm

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Collection

Melford Hall, Suffolk (Accredited Museum)

NT 926812

Caption

Admiral Sir Hyde Parker is depicted after his victory over the Dutch at the Battle of the Dogger Bank in 1781. His left hand is pointing to a scene where a longboat from his flagship is about to retrieve the pennant from the wreck of the ‘Hollandia’, which was sunk in 20 fathoms. The pennant was taken home and presented to George III.

Summary

Oil painting on canvas, Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Bt (1714-1782) by George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802). A three-quarter-length portrait, left hand pointing towards fleet. He was in command when the Dutch were defeated at the Battle of the Dogger Bank. The next morning the wreck of the 'Hollandia' was found sunk in 20 fathoms, with its pennant still flying. His left hand points to a scene where a longboat from his Flagship is about to retrieve the pennant, which was taken home and presented to George III. Exhibited at the Universal Internation Exhibition in Brussels in 1935 'British Exhibit of Old Masters'.

Provenance

Part of the Hyde Parker Collection. Accepted in Lieu by HM Treasury in 1960 and loaned to the National Trust, Melford Hall; later transferred by the Treasury to the National Trust in 1984.

Makers and roles

George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802)

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