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Captain William Locker (1731-1800).
|Captain William Locker (1731-1800).|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|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|