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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1882,0311.1139

  • Description

    Portrait study of a sailor, Robert Williams; to front, head and shoulders, wearing long hair, a red scarf around his neck and a jacket Watercolour, over graphite

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1740-1812
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 171 millimetres
    • Width: 117 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed: "Robt Williams, boatswains Mate, Venerable once sailed with Capt. Winthorpe"
  • Curator's comments

    Papers in the PRO indicate that Robert Willilams was a Yeoman of the Sheets from Virginia who was promoted to Boatswain of the Osprey sloop on 26 November 1797. (letter from Mrs Sara Cutler, 26 June 2005, in dossier).

  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1898-1907 6(b) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British Roy PIIIb)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1882

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1882,0311.1139

Portrait study of a sailor, Robert Williams; to front, head and shoulders, wearing long hair, a red scarf around his neck and a jacket Watercolour, over graphite

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Portrait study of a sailor, Robert Williams; to front, head and shoulders, wearing long hair, a red scarf around his neck and a jacket Watercolour, over graphite

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