Portrait of Admiral Sir George Pocock by Thomas Hudson

Sir George Pocock joined the Navy in 1718 is depicted wearing a flag officer's uniform of a dark blue coat and white waistcoat with blue braid.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
126 x 100 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £17,500)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
Colnaghi

Pocock was in command in the East Indies from 1757 to 1759. He became Admiral of the Blue and a Knight of Bath in 1761. The following year he captured Havanna, the crowning achievement of his career.

Provenance

M. Knoedler & Co., New York; F.Gonzalez dela Fuente, Mexico City; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.

Venue details

National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth HM Naval Base (PP 66), PORTSMOUTH Hampshire PO1 3NH 02392 839766 www.nmrn-portsmouth.org.uk

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