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Admiral John Lort Stokes (1812–1885)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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Lort Stokes served for many years on the ‘Beagle’, including the period when Charles Darwin was naturalist on board, 1831–1836. In 1841 he succeeded to the command and spent two years engaged in surveys of Timor and New Zealand. On his return he wrote ‘Discoveries in Australia: with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of HMS Beagle in the years 1837–1843’.

National Maritime Museum


  • Date

    probably 1879

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    112 x 86.5 cm

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