Admiral Sir Charles Cotton, 1753-1812


State before letters. A half-length portrait of Sir Charles Cotton, 5th baronet (1753–1812) in flag officer's full-dress uniform 1795-1812 as full admiral, a rank he reached in 1808. The portrait is surrounded by a thick border. This portrait was engraved by Henry Meyer after a painting by James Ramsay. The print was published by George Andrews in 1812. Cotton was a successful officer in both the War of American Independence, in which he fought under Rodney at both Martinique and the Battle of the Saints, and in the French wars of 1793-1815, especially for service in the Peninsular theatre, and finally commanded the Channel Fleet. He succeeded his father as 5th baronet in 1795, following the deaths of two older brothers, married in 1798 and was in turn succeeded by his only son. (Updated May 2019.)

Object Details

ID: PAG9307
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Ramsay, James; Meyer, Henry
Date made: 1812
People: Cotton, Charles
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caldwell Collection
Measurements: Secondary support: 564 mm x 430 mm; Primary support: 484 mm x 381 mm

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