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James Cornewall

1 of 3 portraits on display in the Great Staircase Hall at Beningbrough Hall

James Cornewall, by Unknown artist, 1730s - NPG 5323 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Cornewall

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1730s
50 1/4 in. x 40 in. (1276 mm x 1016 mm)
Given by C.A. South, 1980
Primary Collection
NPG 5323


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This is the only known portrait of Cornewall, painted in the decade before his death. To the right is a view of a ship at full sail. The sitter rests his hand on a globe indicating his voyages with the Navy in Africa and Europe.

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