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Sir George Elliot (1784-1863), Admiral and politician; MP for Roxburghshire

Sitter in 6 portraits
Elliot joined the Navy at the age of ten. He rose swiftly through the ranks, and by 1802 he was a commander. In 1803, he served in the Victory with Nelson, who regarded him as one of the best officers in the Navy. During the war against France Elliot saw active service in the Mediterranean and the East Indies. He was appointed the first Political Secretary of the Admiralty in the 1830s, and a Lord Commissioner from 1835. Elliot subsequently served as commander-in-chief at the Cape, and commander-in-chief and joint plenipotentiary in China.

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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

2511

Sir George Elliot

by Sir George Hayter
oil on millboard, 1834
NPG 2511

P171(58)

Sir George Elliot

attributed to Sir Anthony Coningham Sterling
salt print, late 1840s
NPG P171(58)

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Sir George Elliot

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1850-1863
NPG Ax128909

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Sir George Elliot

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, early 1860s
NPG Ax128919

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Sir George Elliot

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, early 1860s
NPG Ax128970