Captain William Owen (1763-1822)

BRITISH SCHOOL, 19th Century

Captain William Owen (1763-1822)

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 54.5 x 42.6 cm

Acquired: 1993; Gift; Miss Humphreys Owen

Accession Number: NMW A 2360

The son of a Montgomeryshire gentry family, Owen served in the Navy in India during the Seven Years War (1756-63), and lost his arm in a battle against the French in 1760. Unemployed when the war ended, he settled in Nova Scotia (now part of Canada). Back in the Navy again, he died in India in a drunken accident.

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