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Sir Henry Terne (d.1666)
An oval miniature in watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, in an oval gilt metal display frame with a suspension ring and a metal scroll label below, engraved 'Mr. H. Terne' in black letter. The sitter is shown bust length, turned to his right but looking at the viewer in armour with a white neckcloth. He has blue eyes, a slight dark moustache and wears what is probably a loosely brushed full-bottom brown wig rather than his own hair. He stands against a dark background to the right, possibly a window embrasure, with blue sky and a sea horizon to the left. Terne served in the Commonwealth navy and, in command of the 'Hampshire', 38-guns, was in the fleet that brought Charles II back to England at the Restoration of 1660, the same year he became celebrated for fighting a single handed, nine hour engagement against six Spanish ships. He held a number of further commissions including in command of the 'Dreadnought', 58-guns, at the Battle of Lowestoft against the Dutch in 1665 but was killed commanding the 'Triumph' at the Four Days Battle the following year (1-4 June). This is one of a group of seventeen miniatures purchased for the Museum in the 1940s by Sir James Caird from the Duke of Buccleuch, in this case among the fourteen bought in 1941.
- Image reference: F9535
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London