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Lt. General Joseph Walton, Master Gunner, St. James's Park


Artist: Richard Crosse

aged 25, with powdered hair en queue, wearing a blue uniform with red facings, waistcoat and white cravat
Set in a gilt-metal frame with engraved reverse

A Master Gunner, St. James's Park was the most senior Ceremonial Post in the Royal Artillery after the Sovereign.

Walton was commissioned into the Royal Artillery and was sent to North America where he was serving under General Thomas Gage in 1764.
He held the position of Master Gunner, St James's Park from 1783 and of Colonel of the Invalid Battalion from 1793. He was promoted to Major-General in 1802 and died in 1808.
More Information
Period                 1765
Provenance                 Brigadier Viner collection
Literature                 Pursuit of profit and preferment in colonial North America: John Bradstreet's Quest By William G. Godfrey, Page 215 Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1983.
'Royal Artillery at'. Archived from the original on 12 January 2008.
Condition                 Light surface dust, very minor curling of ivory
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