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A half-length portrait to right, wearing flag officer's full dress uniform of 1767–1783, and white wig. The background consists of blue sky and the lower half forms a painted oval. Hood served under Sir George Rodney in the West Indies and as commander of the rear squadron at the Battle of the Saints, 1782, he received the surrender of de Grasse, the French Admiral. In 1793, when Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean, he occupied Toulon.
oil on canvas
76 x 63.5 cm
National Maritime Museum
Romney Road Greenwich, London, Greater London SE10 9NF EnglandView venue
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