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David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871-1936), Admiral

Sitter in 18 portraits
Admiral. Following successful naval campaigns on the Nile and in China he was made naval secretary in 1910. His prompt action in August 1914 at Heligoland Bight averted naval disaster, and his advance initiatives secured victory for the British Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. As Commander of the Grand Fleet, Beatty accepted the surrender of the German High Sea Fleet in 1918. He served as First Sea Lord from 1921 to 1927.

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5581

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by Sir John Lavery
oil on canvas, 1917
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5581

1913

Naval Officers of World War I

by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1921
NPG 1913

x7961

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by James Russell & Sons, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
photogravure postcard print, circa 1914
NPG x7961

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

D23558

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

after Philip Alexius de László
colour process print, published 1915
NPG D23558

D23556

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

after Francis Dodd
four-colour halftone, 1917 (1917)
NPG D23556

D23559

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by John Cother Webb, after Hugh Goldwin Riviere
mezzotint, published 1919
NPG D23559

D23557

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

after Albert Chevallier Tayler
chromolithograph, (1920)
NPG D23557

D2656

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by Alick P.F. Ritchie
cigarette card, 1926
NPG D2656

D18342

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink and crayon, probably late 1920s or early 1930s
NPG D18342

x193603

'Men who are making History'

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

x675

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
bromide print, circa 1918
NPG x675

x163980

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1919
NPG x163980

x169686

David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, October 1944 (1919)
NPG x169686