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Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel (1725-1786), Admiral

Sitter associated with 29 portraits
Keppel entered the navy when he was only ten years old. In 1740, he served under Lord Anson on his voyage around the world, a journey on which two thirds of the crew died. Keppel impressed Anson, who made him an acting Lieutenant. This was the start of a brilliant career. Keppel quickly rose through the ranks, gaining a reputation as an exceptional commander. He became one of the leading commanders of his day and a prominent figure in the administration of the Navy. In 1782, he was made First Lord of the Admiralty. His friend Admiral Boscawan said that there was 'no better seaman than Keppel ... and not a better officer'. In 1782, he was made First Lord of the Admiralty.

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5572

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1764-1765
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5572

179

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1779
On display in the Great Staircase at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 179

D36845

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Samuel Freeman, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, (1752-1753)
NPG D36845

D3404

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1752-1753)
NPG D3404

D3405

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1752-1753)
NPG D3405

D3414

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1752-1753)
NPG D3414

D36846

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Edward Fisher, published by Robert Sayer, and John Bowles, and Carington Bowles, and Henry Parker, and Elizabeth Bakewell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (1759)
NPG D36846

D3407

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Edward Fisher, published by John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (1759)
NPG D3407

D3415

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1760 (1752-1753)
NPG D3415

D3411

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

published by Robert Sayer, published by John Bennett
mezzotint, published 1 September 1778
NPG D3411

D3412

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

published by Carington Bowles
mezzotint, 1778 or after
NPG D3412

D6565

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by William Dickinson, after George Romney
mezzotint, published 1779 (1779)
NPG D6565

D3413

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by James Caldwall, after James Tassie
mezzotint, published 13 April 1782
NPG D3413

D12305

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

D12306

'Rodney introducing de Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 June 1782
NPG D12306

D12321

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 31 May 1782
NPG D12321

D12324

'Guy Vaux'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published circa June 1782
NPG D12324

D12233

'Razor's levée, or ye heads of a new Whig ad...........n on a broad bottom'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 21 April 1783
NPG D12233

D12340

'A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 May 1783
NPG D12340

D12343

'Banditti'

by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 22 December 1783
NPG D12343

D9815

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 14 July 1784
NPG D9815

D12234

'Pand[e]monium'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 12 January 1784
NPG D12234

D12344

'General Blackbeard wounded at the battle of Leadenhall'

by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 5 January 1784
NPG D12344

D3486

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by John Chapman, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1800
NPG D3486

D36847

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Edward Scriven, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 12 March 1814
NPG D36847

D3406

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1863 (1752-1753)
NPG D3406

D21664

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by Sir George Scharf, after Unknown artist
pencil, pen and ink, 21 February 1877
NPG D21664

D20460

Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

by and published by James Caldwall, after James Tassie
mezzotint, published 13 April 1782
NPG D20460

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