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Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty, 1871-1936

BHC2537
Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationQH (Floor plans)
PeopleDepiction: Beatty, David

Object details:

Object ID BHC2537
Description A life sketch for the painting of a group of officers, 'Naval Officers of World War I', 1921, at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG1913), by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope. This sketch is a half-length portrait of David, first Earl Beatty, facing left, and wearing undress uniform. He received the surrender of the German fleet in 1918, and was both promoted First Sea Lord and Admiral of the Fleet (in 1919) by the time of this portrait. The other officers in the finished portrait include Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot, Bt; Sir Horace Hood; Sir John Michael De Roebeck, Bt; Roger Keyes, first Baron Keyes; Sir Cecil Burney, Bt; Sir Trevylyan Napier and Louis Alexander.
Date made 1920

Artist/Maker Cope, Arthur Stockdale
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 849 mm x 722 mm x 70 mm;Overall: 11.6 kg;Painting: 762 mm x 635 mm
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  • Admiral of the Fleet Sir David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty, 1871-1936 (BHC2537)
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