A half length portrait of the distinguished naval officer Sir Alexander Schomberg (1720-1804). Captain of the Essex 64 guns, he married a Miss Chalmers of Essex in 1763, and died in Dublin, being then the oldest Captain in the Navy. The painting is still in the possession of the family. Hogarth has depicted Schomberg as having a plump, jowly face, wears naval uniform and carries his sword.
A Sea Officer (Sir Alexander Schomberg)
Charles Townley after William Hogarth A Sea Officer (Sir Alexander Schomberg) The Original Painted by William Hogarth Esqr. In the Possession of Sir Alexander Schomberg Knight. London, J. Flight (c. 1757) Mezzotint 380x280mm Narrow margins, laid onto old album sheet