The Rt. Hon. George Lord Anson, Baron of Soberton... Admiral of the Blue...

A three-quarter-length portrait of George Anson (1697–1762) in flag officer’s full-dress uniform, 1748–1767, with his hat under his arm. Anson rests his left hand on the fluke of an anchor and stands in front of a rocky cliffy, partly overgrown with foliage, with a ship in distance. Lettered beneath the image with Anson’s coat of arms and the title: ‘The Rt. Honble George Lord Anson Baron of Soberton. First Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty, Vice-Admiral of Great Britain, Admiral of the Blue Squadron, & one of his Majesty’s most Honble Privy Council.’ Also lettered with the publication details: ‘J. Reynolds Pinxt. J. Macardell fecit. Published according to the Act of Parliament 1755 & sold by J. McArdell at the Golden head in Covent Garden.’ This portrait was engraved by James Macardell in 1755 after an original painting by Joshua Reynolds. (Updated April 2019).

Object Details

ID: PAG6363
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Macardell, James; Reynolds, Joshua
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 402 x 302 mm; Mount: 632 mm x 479 mm

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