A Greenwich Pensioner, in the Character of Commodore Trunnion
Based on a drawing that Wilkie exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1824, entitled 'A study for Commodore Trunnion, made in Greenwich Hospital'. The image includes Wilkie's signature and the date 1823, lower right, presumably also copied from the original drawing. The sitter appears to have a rug over his lap since his legs are not distinguishable below his open Hospital frock coat. He also wears a cocked hat, transom forwards and collapsed into a wide brim, a waistcoat and white stock. His striking looks match piercing eyes with a ruddy complexion and a bulbous 'toper's nose'.
Sir David Wilkie
Original size: 510 mm x 390 mm
- Image reference: PY3310
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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