• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 120

    Circle of Sir William Beechey, R.A. (Burford, Oxfordshire 1753-1839 London)

    Portrait of a Lieutenant of the Royal Navy, half length

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Sir William Beechey, R.A. (Burford, Oxfordshire 1753-1839 London)
    Portrait of a Lieutenant of the Royal Navy, half length
    oil on canvas
    25 ¼ x 30 3/8 in. (64 x 77 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    The sitter is traditionally identified as an officer serving under Lord Nelson on HMS Victory at Trafalgar, and would most likely have been one of the nine standing officers on board the ship.