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Robert Cleveley (1749-1809)
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Robert Cleveley was one of twin sons born to shipwright and artist John Cleveley (c.1712-1777). Following in his fatherís footsteps, he trained as a shipwright at the Royal Dockyard at Deptford and studied art with Paul Sandby at Woolwich. In 1770 he volunteered for the Royal Navy, resigning in 1777 to begin a full-time career as a marine painter. His specialty was naval battles and he earned numerous commissions for paintings that became popular engravings. He was appointed Draughtsman to His Royal Highness in 1791 which led to a subsequent appointment as Marine Painter to the Prince Regent. 

Admiral Rodney's Fleet Deploying in the West Indies, 1782.
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