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Captain William Locker (1731-1800).

Captain William Locker (1731-1800).
Captain William Locker (1731-1800).
Repro ID: BHC2976
Description: As Lieutenant-Governor (second in rank to the Governor) of Greenwich Hospital from 1793, Locker conceived the idea of a naval picture gallery in the Painted Hall. The plan was put into effect by his son, Edward Hawke Locker, in 1823-24. Locker had a distinguished naval career. He had been a great influence on the young Nelson, who served as a second lieutenant in the 'Lowestoffe' under Locker's command.
Creator: Gilbert Stuart (1755 - 1828)
Date: c. 1785
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory Greenwich New Opportunities Fund  
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