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Joshua Dighton (fl. 1820-1840)
Joshua Dighton (fl. 1820-1840)

Admiral Rous and Mr Payne, three-quarter length

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Joshua Dighton (fl. 1820-1840)
Admiral Rous and Mr Payne, three-quarter length
inscribed 'Admiral Rous/and/Mr. Payne' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour with gum arabic, heightened with white
7 x 5.1/8 in. (19.7 x 13 cm.)
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The portrait is thought to depict Admiral Rous, and not Ross as suggested in the catalogue.
The Hon. Henry J. Rous (1795-1877) a son of the Earl of Stradroke, was a Captain in the Navy and although he retired in 1835 he climbed up the Navy list becoming a full Admiral in 1863. He was MP for Westminster in 1841 and a Steward of the Jockey club, gaining the nickname of 'Father of the English Turf' for his introduction of reforms in racing rules.
We are grateful to John Munday for supplying this information.
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