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Portrait of Captain Sir William-Peer Williams, Baronet, of the 
16th Light Dragoons
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Portrait of Captain Sir William-Peer Williams, Baronet, of the 16th Light Dragoons

1759

Allan II Ramsay (1713-1784)

Oil on canvas

Height: 127.3 cm ( canvas ); Width: 101.1 cm ( canvas ); Height: 145.9 cm ( frame ); Width: 121.4 cm ( frame ); Depth: 6.3 cm ( frame );

Acquisition
Lee of Fareham, Arthur Hamilton (1st Viscount); bequest; 1947
P.1947.LF.335

About this work
Sir William Peere Williams, 2nd Baronet of Clapton and MP for New Shoreham, is shown wearing the uniform of the 16th Light Dragoons. This portrait was probably painted to commemorate the raising of the regiment in 1759, as hostilities increased during the Seven Years War.

Williams was killed in action against the French two years later, aged thirty-one. (Permanent collection label)



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