Samuel, First Viscount Hood From the the collection of The right Honble The Viscountess Bridport

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. The portrait is framed with a decorative border, featuring the sitter’s coat of arms at the top. Lettered beneath the image with the title, ‘Samuel, First Viscount Hood. Ob. 1816. From the Original of Sir J. Reynolds in the collection of the Right Honble. the Viscountess Bridport.’ Also lettered with the production details and publication line: ‘Engraved by H. Robinson. / London Printing and Publishing Company.’ This portrait was engraved by Henry Robinson after an oil painting by Joshua Reynolds, probably painted in 1783. Reynolds’s painting is now in the collection of Manchester City Galleries but at the time of engraving it was owned by the sitter’s sister-in-law, Maria Sophia, Viscountess Bridport. This print was published by the London Printing and Publishing Company. It is a reprint, with the addition of a decorative border, from the plate published by Harding and Lepard in 1831 and used an illustration in Edmund Lodge’s ‘Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain’ (London: Harding and Lepard, 1834), volume 12 (see PAD3262). (Updated May 2019.)

Object Details

ID: PAI8189
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: London Print Co; Reynolds, Joshua
Date made: 1816
People: Hood, Samuel
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 285 x 196 mm

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