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Vice-Admiral Sir George Cockburn (1772–1853)

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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Full-length portrait facing left, in vice-admiral's full-dress uniform of 1812–1825, with the ribbon and star of the GCB. On the table to the left is his hat, behind some books and papers. He wears a sword to his left which was presented to him by Nelson in 1797, which is also in the National Maritime Museum collection, and a group of seals hang from a fob at his waist. His right hand holds a pair of kid gloves and rests on a map showing Cockburn Land, Baffin Island.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

1820

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 241.3 x W 147.7 cm

Accession number

BHC2618

Acquisition method

National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)

Work type

Painting


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