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Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner (1742-1808 or 1809), Admiral

Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner joined the Navy at the age of thirteen, and was promoted to captain eleven years later. He commanded a number of frigates and warships and served in the American War of Independence (1775-83). In 1786, he suppressed smuggling in the Gulf of Mexico and ordered detailed hydrographic surveys of Caribbean locations of interest to the Navy. In 1790 Gardner was appointed to a seat at the Board of Admiralty, which he held until 1795. He entered Parliament as an MP in 1790, and remained there until 1806 when he entered the House of Lords as Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter. Gardner was made an admiral in 1799.

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The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
On display at Palace of Westminster, London
NPG 745

2103

Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner

by Theophilus Clarke
oil on canvas, 1799
NPG 2103

D12661

John Bull taking a luncheon: - or - British cooks, cramming old grumble-gizzard, with bonne-chére

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 October 1798
NPG D12661

D19987

Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner

by and published by Burnet Reading, after Theophilus Clarke
line engraving, published 1799
NPG D19987

D34278

Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner

by William Daniell, published by and after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 10 April 1802 (10 July 1794)
NPG D34278

D17016

'Commemoration of the victory of June 1st 1794'

by Francesco Bartolozzi, and John George Landseer, and Thomas Ryder, and James Stow, published by Robert Bowyer, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1802
NPG D17016

D12126

Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner

by and published by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 1 April 1809 (10 July 1794)
NPG D12126

D15177

'Commemoration of the victory of June 1st 1794'

by Francesco Bartolozzi, and John George Landseer, and Thomas Ryder, and James Stow, published by Robert Bowyer, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1802
NPG D15177