Vice-Admiral Sir Hyde Parker (1714–1782)

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A three-quarter-length portrait to right wearing vice-admiral's undress uniform 1783–1787 and a tie wig. His right hand is on his sword, which is not buckled on, and his left is extended towards the action in the background, which on the left shows the smoke of the Battle of the Dogger Bank, 1781, with Parker's vice-admiral's flag just discernible, while on the left is the sunken 'Hollandia', 64 guns, with his son's frigate the 'Latona', 38 guns, standing by the wreck. (This son, also Hyde, is now best known as Nelson's elderly superior at the Battle of Copenhagen). Parker entered the navy at the age of 24 as an able seaman and sailed under Commodore Anson on his circumnavigation of the world, 1740–1744. In 1762 when in command of the 'Grafton', 70 guns, in the East Indies, he captured a Spanish treasure ship.

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Vice-Admiral Sir Hyde Parker (1714–1782)




oil on canvas


H 127 x W 101.5 cm

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National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)

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