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Admiral Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724-1816)

BHC2775
Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Hood, Samuel
Provenance: Parker, George

Object details:

Object ID BHC2775
Description A three-quarter-length portrait to the right, facing left, showing Hood in flag officer's undress uniform (1774-83 pattern) and wearing a white toupée. His left elbow rests on a rock and he hold a letter in his right hand. This is a near contemporary copy of the portrait by Reynolds of 1783, now in Manchester City Art Gallery (1898.3). In the background the French flagship 'Ville de Paris' surrenders to Hood's flagship 'Barfleur' at the Battle of the Saints in 1782, where he was second-in-command to Rodney. It was presented to Greenwich Hospital by George Parker in 1808, at the time when Hood was its Governor. He died in that role in 1816 and, with his wife, is buried at Greenwich in the officers' vault of the old Hospital Burial Ground, flanking the Museum. [PvdM 7/11]
Date made 1783-1808

Artist/Maker Reynolds, Style of Joshua
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection
Materials oil on canvas, marouflaged onto Sundaela board
Measurements Painting: 750 x 644 x 11 mm
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  • Admiral Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724-1816) (BHC2775)
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