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Sir Henry Keppel (1809-1904), Admiral of the fleet

Sitter in 9 portraits
Keppel entered the Navy in 1822. His family connections secured him rapid promotion, and he was promoted to Captain in 1837. His long naval career took him to many places including the West and East Indies and Australia. Keppel served with distinction in 1841 during the first Opium War in China and in the Baltic campaign of 1854; he was also active in suppressing piracy in Borneo. In 1866, by now a Vice-Admiral, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief in China. Three years later he was promoted to Admiral and returned to England. He was considered by his peers to be an officer of great courage and excellent seamanship.

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P171(46)

Sir Henry Keppel

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, late 1840s
NPG P171(46)

P171(52)

Sir Henry Keppel

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, late 1840s
NPG P171(52)

P171(45)

Sir Henry Keppel

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, 1853
NPG P171(45)

5593

Sir Henry Keppel

by James Jacques Tissot
watercolour, pencil and bodycolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 April 1876
NPG 5593

Ax16172

Sir Henry Keppel

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax16172

Ax137096

Mr Beaver; Sir Henry Keppel

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, August 1902
NPG Ax137096

Ax62959

Sir Henry Keppel

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 23 May 1863
NPG Ax62959

Ax62960

Sir Henry Keppel

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 23 May 1863
NPG Ax62960

D43741

Sir Henry Keppel ('Men of the Day. No. 130.')

by James Jacques Tissot
chromolithograph, publihsed in Vanity Fair 22 April 1876
NPG D43741