Rear Admiral Lord Hood

A three-quarter-length portrait of Samuel Hood (1724–1816) in admiral’s undress uniform, 1767–87, holding a letter in his right hand and leaning on a rock with a naval engagement in the background representing the French flagship, the ‘Ville de Paris’, 110 guns, striking to Hood’s flagship, the ‘Barfleur’, 89 guns, at the Battle of the Saints on 12 April 1782. Lettered beneath the image with the title and a dedication to the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers: ‘To the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, This Plate of Rear Admiral Lord Hood, is with Permission Dedicated by their most obedient humble Servant John Jones.’ Also lettered with the publication details: ‘Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds. / Engraved by J. Jones. / London. Publish’d according to the Act Decr. 4th 1783 and Sold by J. Jones, No.63 Great Portland Street, Marylebone.’ This portrait was engraved and published by John Jones after an oil painting by Joshua Reynolds, probably painted in 1783, now in the collection of Manchester City Art Galleries. Hood was presented with the freedom of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers in 1783 in honour of his efforts to protect British shipping in the West Indies trade, with which members of the Company were then closely associated. (Updated May 2019.)

Object Details

ID: PAG9333
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Jones, John; Reynolds, Joshua
Date made: 4 Dec 1783
People: Hood, Samuel
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caldwell Collection
Measurements: Sheet: 511 x 365 mm; Mount: 482 x 635 mm

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