Honble. Edward Boscawen. Admiral of the Blue Squadron

An oval bust-length portrait of Edward Boscawen (1711–1761) in flag officer’s undress uniform, 1748–1767. Lettered beneath the iamge with the sitter’s coat of arms and the title, ‘Honble. Edward Boscawen / Admiral of the Blue Squadron.’ Also lettered with the production details and publication line: ‘Sr. Joshua Reynolds Pinx. / Ridley sc. / Pubd. by Bunney & Gold, 103 Shoe Lane, 1 April 1802.’ This portrait was engraved by William Ridley after Joshua Reynolds’s full-length oil painting of 1755–57, now in the collection of Lord Falmouth. A nineteenth-century copy of Reynolds’s painting is in the National Maritime Museum (see BHC2565). The print was published by Joyce Gold and John Bunney, the publishers of the ‘Naval Chronicle’, in April 1802. It appeared as an illustration in volume 7 of the ‘Naval Chronicle’ (January–June 1802) opposite page 181, together with ‘Biographical Memoirs of the Late Hon. Edward Boscawen, Admiral of the Blue Squadron’ (pp. 182–212). (Updated May 2019.)

Object Details

ID: PAI9613
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ridley, William; Bunney & Gold Reynolds, Joshua
Date made: 1 April 1802
People: Boscawen, Edward
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 103 mm x 86 mm; Sheet: 231 mm x 140 mm

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