Portrait Of William F. Lynch



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Portrait Of William F. Lynch

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Portrait Of William F. Lynch
C. 1860s

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William Francis Lynch was born in Norfolk, 1 April 1801. At age 18, Lynch joined the Navy as a midshipman and became a lieutenant in 1828. Knowledgeable in many areas, including history, religion, botany, geology, and ornithology, he was eager to travel to new places. His pasion, along with a talent for diplomacy, commitment to discipline, and care for his sailors, made Lieutenant Lynch the ideal leader for the Dead Sea Expedition. This portrait is based on the only known photograph of Lynch. The artist mistakenly painted the uniform grey, believing the image was taken while Lynch fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War.
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