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John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Admiral. Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean (1795), blockading the French fleet at Toulon; he defeated the Spanish off Cape St Vincent (1797). As First Lord of the Admiralty (1801–1804), his ruthless reforms reduced corruption in the administration of the Navy. This portrait of c.1795 shows John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent in the newly-designed naval full-dress uniform. Already a distinguished admiral, his greatest victory at the Battle of St Vincent (1797) was, however, yet to come.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1795

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 60.3 x W 50.8 cm

Accession number

936

Acquisition method

Purchased, 1892

Work type

Painting


National Portrait Gallery, London

St Martin’s Place, London, Greater London WC2H 0HE England

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