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John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), Admiral

Sitter in 18 portraits
A career naval officer, Jellicoe supported Winston Churchill and the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir 'Jackie' Fisher, in their campaign to modernise the Navy and introduce the Dreadnought battleship. Jellicoe became Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet in 1914 and, after the decisive Battle of Jutland, First Sea Lord in 1916. He introduced the convoy system to defend commercial shipping against U-boat attack, greatly reducing losses. However, Lloyd George dismissed him in 1917. A post-war tour of the Empire by Jellicoe led to the creation of a naval base at Singapore, and the establishment of the Indian and New Zealand navies. He was Governor-General of New Zealand from 1920 to 1924.

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1913

Naval Officers of World War I

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1921
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1913

2799

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1935
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2799

4529(183)

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1935 or before
NPG 4529(183)

4529(184)

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Sir David Low
pencil, 1935 or before
NPG 4529(184)

x135721

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty; John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Speaight Ltd, by James Russell & Sons
hand-coloured bromide prints, published 1916
NPG x135721

x172

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
half-plate glass negative, mid 1920s
NPG x172

x18864

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
bromide print, mid 1920s
NPG x18864

D36501

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

published by W.R. Deighton
etching, published 18 February 1915
NPG D36501

D36500

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

after Francis Dodd
four-colour halftone, 1917 (1917)
NPG D36500

x89989

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print
NPG x89989

x89990

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Elliott & Fry
vintage print
NPG x89990

x95143

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative
NPG x95143

x197673

'Defenders of Our Empire'

published by James Valentine & Sons Ltd, after Swaine, and Langfier Ltd, and Alexander Bassano, and Sport & General Press Agency Ltd, and James Russell & Sons
postcard print, 1911 or after
NPG x197673

x193603

'Men who are making History'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1914
NPG x193603

x168602

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1925
NPG x168602

x189558

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, September 1948 (1925)
NPG x189558