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Sir Edward Codrington (1770-1851), Admiral

Sitter in 10 portraits
Entered the Navy in 1783. He took part in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and in 1808 he was placed in command of the Blake in which he saw active service in the Peninsular War. He was sent to America in 1814, and conducted operations in the Chesapeake and at New Orleans. In 1826, Codrington was appointed again to a Mediterranean command. He was involved with the war of Greek independence where he was instrumental in obtaining a treaty between Britain, France and Russia. He favoured the Greeks, and this partiality led to the Battle of Navarino, in which Codrington, in command of the allied fleet, destroyed the Turkish and Egyptian fleets. Codrington returned to England and entered Parliament in 1832.

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Sir Edward Codrington

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil, 1819
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54

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

721

Sir Edward Codrington

by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on panel, 1843
NPG 721

D33697

Sir Edward Codrington

by Unknown artist
lithograph, mid 19th century
NPG D33697

D19257

Sir Edward Codrington

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1830
NPG D19257

D1487

Sir Edward Codrington

by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1830
NPG D1487

D1488

Sir Edward Codrington

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, circa 1830 (1826)
NPG D1488

D1489

Sir Edward Codrington

after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, circa 1830 (1826)
NPG D1489

D21683

Sir Edward Codrington

by Richard James Lane, after Henry Perronet Briggs
lithograph, 1845 (1843)
NPG D21683

D22191

Sir Edward Codrington

by Richard James Lane, after Henry Perronet Briggs
lithograph, 1845 (1843)
NPG D22191