Captain Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke, 1776-1841

Broke is shown full-length to the right in captain’s full-dress uniform (over three years) of the 1812-35 pattern, standing on the quarterdeck of the ‘Shannon’ with one of the ship’s guns immediately behind. He holds a sword in his right hand and his left arm is outstretched. The smoke of battle obscures the rigging in the background. Draped across the left of the composition is a red ensign and Broke stands on a fragment of the stars and stripes from the ‘Chesapeake’ in an emphatic demonstration of victory.

Object Details

ID: BHC2575
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Lane, Samuel
Vessels: Royal Naval uniform regulations 1812-25: Officers
People: Broke, Philip Bowes Vere
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Frame: 984 mm x 722 mm x 40 mm; Painting: 935 x 678 x 22 mm

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