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Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth (1757-1833), Admiral

Sitter in 6 portraits
Pellew entered the Royal Navy in 1770. He made a number of voyages on several ships before commanding two ships at the Newfoundland station. During the 1793 war with France, he was captain of a ship, the Nymphe, and his success fighting in this war made his name as a gallant and courageous officer. Pellew was promoted to rear admiral in 1804 and was appointed commander-in-chief of the East Indies. On his return from the east, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean and then of the North Sea. In 1814, he was made Baron Exmouth of Canonteign and two years later was created Viscount Exmouth for active service in Algiers.

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The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1820-1823
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
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Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 12 October 1815
NPG D1893

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Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth

by and published by Charles Turner, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1 April 1818
NPG D4060

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Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth

by Charles Turner, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 12 October 1815
NPG D36625

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Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth

by Charles Turner, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 12 October 1815
NPG D19518