Silhouette: Captain Francis Holburne by William Hamlet, oil on glass, c1810

Key information

Museum number

M84

Object

Silhouette: Captain Francis Holburne by William Hamlet, oil on glass, c1810

Gallery label

Captain Francis Holburne
William Hamlet (active 1785–1816)
Painted on glass, about 1810
M84

Francis Holburne (1788–1814) was William’s older brother. He joined the 3rd Foot Guards in 1806 and fought against Napoleon’s armies in the Peninsular Campaigns in Spain and Portugal. He was clearly greatly loved by his family.

On display?

Yes
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