Rear-Admiral Sir Alexander John Ball (1757-1809)
A three-quarter-length portrait to left in rear-admiral's full-dress uniform, 1795-1812. He is depicted wearing cuffs and buttons that are incorrect for a rear-admiral of this period. Ball commanded the 'Alexander', 74 guns, under Nelson in the Mediterranean, whose flagship he saved from being wrecked in a storm. After participating in the Battle of the Nile, 1798, he was engaged in the blockade of Malta and became the civil commissioner and thus in effect the governor there, when it surrendered in 1801.
Henry William Pickersgill
- Image reference: BHC2528
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
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