Image
Museum Accession Number DUFDM:1991.0060
Date 1773
Measurement Line 124 × 93.6 (unframed) 145 (framed)
Object Name painting
Collection Art
Association Name

Samuel Greig

credit_line Donated by Lieutenant Colonel Ramsay-Fairfax, 1958
Historical Background

Samuel Greig was born in the Fife port of Inverkeithing in 1736. After service in the Royal Navy he was selected to go to Russia to assist the navy of Catherine the Great. His distinguished service against the Turks and Swedes saw him rise to become an Admiral. He died in 1788 and was buried in Tallinn Cathedral in Estonia.