Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue
Edward Boscawen (1711-1761), Admiral
'He habitually carried his head cocked on one side' ... and was thus sometimes spoken of as 'Wry-necked Dick'. 
1) Epitaph by his wife, quoted in the guidebook; Hatchlands Park later sold to William Brightwell Sumner.
2) Dictionary of National Biography, II, p 880, citing Naval Chronicle, XI, p 100.
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