Tue, 6th Nov 2018 11:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy')

 
  Lot 43
 

43

SAMUEL DRUMMOND (BRITISH, 1765-1844): Portrait of Captain William Parker, R.N., 1801 commemorating his promotion at the age of 20

SAMUEL DRUMMOND (BRITISH, 1765-1844)

Portrait of Captain William Parker, R.N., 1801 commemorating his promotion at the age of 20

Oil on canvas

29¼ x 24½in. (74.5 x 63cm.)

Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Parker, Baronet, GCB (1781-1866) was a nephew of Earl St. Vincent and a great favourite of Nelson's who wrote to the Earl Your nephew has very much pleased me, as indeed he always does.. I admire his spirit and resolution to attack.. under all the disadvantages of situation: such conduct will some happy day meet its reward.These words were indeed to prove prophetic and Parker enjoyed rapid promotion. In 1803 he was given command of the Amazon (38) and although part of Nelson's chase of Villeneuve, he was not present at Trafalgar as he was detached for service in the West Indies with Sir John Borlase Warren's squadron, arriving December 1805. On 14th March Amazon took a notable part in the capture of Marengo (74) and Belle Poule (40), taking the latter's surrender. Thereafter he was awarded many civil honours in addition to his naval promotion and became a Knight of the Bath in 1834 with the GCB ten years later. He became Admiral of the Fleet in April 1863 and died of bronchitis in November 1866.

Sold for £6,200
Estimated at £5,000 - £7,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report

quite heavy retouching top right and light retouching throughout

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SAMUEL DRUMMOND (BRITISH, 1765-1844)

Portrait of Captain William Parker, R.N., 1801 commemorating his promotion at the age of 20

Oil on canvas

29¼ x 24½in. (74.5 x 63cm.)

Admiral of the Fleet Sir William Parker, Baronet, GCB (1781-1866) was a nephew of Earl St. Vincent and a great favourite of Nelson's who wrote to the Earl Your nephew has very much pleased me, as indeed he always does.. I admire his spirit and resolution to attack.. under all the disadvantages of situation: such conduct will some happy day meet its reward.These words were indeed to prove prophetic and Parker enjoyed rapid promotion. In 1803 he was given command of the Amazon (38) and although part of Nelson's chase of Villeneuve, he was not present at Trafalgar as he was detached for service in the West Indies with Sir John Borlase Warren's squadron, arriving December 1805. On 14th March Amazon took a notable part in the capture of Marengo (74) and Belle Poule (40), taking the latter's surrender. Thereafter he was awarded many civil honours in addition to his naval promotion and became a Knight of the Bath in 1834 with the GCB ten years later. He became Admiral of the Fleet in April 1863 and died of bronchitis in November 1866.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy'), Tue, 6th Nov 2018

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Main View and Sale Venue:
25 Blythe Road
London, W14 0PD

Large Object View and Post-Sale Collection:
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
London, SW6 2AG

 

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