Admiral George-Brydges Rodney, Baron Rodney

A three-quarter-length portrait of George Bridges Rodney (bap. 1718, d. 1792) seated in an upholstered chair in admiral’s full dress uniform, 1787–1795, with the sash and star of the Order of the Bath. He has removed his gloves and placed them in his hat, which he holds in his left hand with his baton of command. Lettered beneath the image with a facsimile of the sitter’s signature and the title, ‘Admiral George Brydges Rodney, Baron Rodney.’ Also lettered with the production details and publication line: ‘Painted by Monnoyer. / Engraved by J. Cochran. / Fished, Son & Co. London 1837.’ This portrait was engraved by John Cochran after Jean-Laurent Mosnier’s oil painting of 1791, which is now in the collection of the National Maritime Museum (see BHC2970). It was published by Fisher, Son & Co. as an illustration in William Jerdan’s ‘National Portrait Gallery of Illustrious and Eminent Personages of the Nineteenth Century’ (London: Fisher, Son, & Jackson, 1834), volume 5, and subsequently reissued with an amended in publication date in 1837 (this print) and 1840 (see PAD4518). (Updated May 2019.)
Technique includes stipple engraving. Facsimile signature.

Object Details

ID: PAI9662
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Mosnier, Jean-Laurent; Cochran, John H Fisher, Son & Co
Date made: 1837
People: Rodney, George Brydges
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 112 x 90 mm

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