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Admiral Alexander Hood, 1726-1814, 1st Viscount Bridport

Oil paintings

Object connections:

Collection Oil paintings, Fine art, Maritime Art Greenwich
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Hood, Alexander

Object details:

Object ID BHC2571
Description A three-quarter-length portrait facing left, wearing an admiral's undress uniform of 1787-95, and the KGB. Admiral Hood was third in command at the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794. On 23 June 1795, while commanding the Channel Fleet, he fought a partial action with the French fleet off the Ile de Groix, capturing three of their ships. This event is implied in the portrait, since Hood's right hand is outstretched towards the action. Versions of this portrait also exist in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, and the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Abbot’s preliminary oil sketch is BHC2572.
Date made 1795

Artist/Maker Abbott, Lemuel Francis
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 1270 mm x 1016 mm; Frame: 1455 mm x 1217 mm x 95 mm
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