A Sea Officer, circa 1675

A head-and-shoulders portrait, slightly to left, in black with a dark brown full-bottomed wig. The background is plain brown with one fluke of an anchor appearing on the left, where it is also initialled 'JG'. Another version of this painting exists.

A pupil of Lely, Greenhill in his early work showed a dependence on his master that he later overcame. His early death by a drunken accident cut off a promising career.

Object Details

ID: BHC3135
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Greenhill, John
Date made: circa 1675
People: Lord Kinnaird
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Painting: 762 mm x 635 mm Frame size: tbc

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