Lord Anson

A circular bust-length portrait of George Anson (1697–1762) in flag-officer’s full-dress uniform, 1748–67, and a wig. Lettered beneath the image with the title, ‘Lord Anson’, and the engraver’s name, ‘Grignion sculp.’ This print was engraved by Charles Grignion and published as an illustration in John Barrow, ‘The Naval History of Great Britain; With the Lives of the most Illustrious Admirals and Commanders, Deduced from the first Establishment of the British Marine’ (London: James Rivington and James Fletcher, 1758) volume 4, opposite page 64. The portrait is derived, in reverse, from Joshua Reynolds’s oil painting of 1753–5, a version of which is now at Shugborough. Stuck within album PAI2861 with PAI2862–PAI3006, PAI3008–PAI3061. Mounted on page with PAI3006. (Updated May 2019.)

Object Details

ID: PAI3007
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Grignion
People: Anson, George
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 131 x 113 mm; Plate: 88 x 82 mm
Parts: Naval Scrap Book belonging to Edward Alfred Dingley (Album)

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