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A three-quarter length portrait of Admiral Alexander Hood facing left, wearing an admiral's undress uniform of 1787–1795. Admiral Hood was third-in-command at the Battle of the Glorious First of June 1794. On 23rd June 1795, while commanding the Channel Fleet, he fought a partial action with the French fleet off the Isle de Groix, capturing three of their ships. This event is implied in the portrait, since Admiral Hood's right hand is outstretched towards the action.
oil on canvas
H 127 x W 101.6 cm