Product images of Captain John Shortland (1769-1810)
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Captain John Shortland (1769-1810)
This print is based on a miniature of the sitter, now MNT0089, this copy being presented with it.
It originally accompanied a memoir of Shortland published in the 'Naval Chronicle' for 1810, just after his death. The original was most probably painted at Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Field - who then worked there - probably in late 1807 or early 1808 since it shows only the right epaulette, indicating a captain of under three years' seniority. The engraver has here added the left epaulette, since Shortland was a senior captain by the time he died of wounds at Basseterre in the West Indies in January 1810.
Robert Field, hemry R. Cook (engraver)
Original size: 227 mm x 153 mm
- Image reference: PU3170
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London