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Richard Kempenfelt (1718-1782), Admiral

Sitter in 4 portraits
Admiral. In 1757 he joined the East Indies fleet, taking part in the capture of Pondicherry, 1761, and Manila. His drowning in 1782 with over 800 others, when the Royal George sank at anchor off Spithead drew attention to the poor state of many British ships.

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1641

Richard Kempenfelt

by Ralph Earl
oil on canvas, 1783
NPG 1641

D36828

Richard Kempenfelt

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, after Tilly Kettle
mezzotint, published 1782 (exhibited 1782)
NPG D36828

D36829

Richard Kempenfelt

by Richard Earlom, published by John Boydell, after Tilly Kettle
mezzotint, published 22 October 1782 (exhibited 1782)
NPG D36829

D20353

Richard Kempenfelt

by Unknown engraver
line engraving, 1782 or after
NPG D20353