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Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), Admiral

Sitter in 9 portraits
Edward Boscawen joined the navy at the age of fifteen, and his talent as an officer meant he was soon promoted. He took great care over the wellbeing of his men, but would not accept incompetence; his aggression in battle earned him the nickname 'Old Dreadnaught'. He also had a parliamentary career, representing Truro in Cornwall from 1742.

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Edward Boscawen

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, (circa 1755)
On display at Hatchlands Park, Surrey
NPG 44

D1081

Edward Boscawen

by John Faber Jr, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1751
NPG D1081

D761

Edward Boscawen

by John Faber Jr, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1751
NPG D761

D762

Edward Boscawen

by Richard Purcell (Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1751 or after
NPG D762

D760

Edward Boscawen

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1757
NPG D760

D9021

Edward Boscawen

by James Macardell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1767
NPG D9021

D14736

Edward Boscawen

by John Chapman
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1796
NPG D14736

D18880

Edward Boscawen

by John Faber Jr, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1751
NPG D18880

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