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Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724-1816), Admiral

Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Samuel Hood entered the Navy in 1741. During the Seven Years War (1756-63), he served in the English Channel and the Mediterranean. In 1778, he became Commissioner of the dockyard at Portsmouth and Governor of the Naval Academy. He was promoted to rear admiral in 1780 and sent to the West Indies and the coast of North America as second-in-command under George Rodney. On the outbreak of the French Revolutionary War in 1789, Hood was sent to the Mediterranean as commander-in-chief. In 1794, by then an admiral, he was recalled to England. He held no further command at sea, but was appointed governor of Greenwich Hospital, a post he held until his death.

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The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
oil on canvas, 1793-1795
NPG 745


Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

replica by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, 1795 (1794)
NPG 628


Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

by John Keyse Sherwin, after Thomas Gainsborough
line engraving, published 1783
NPG D3265


Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

published by William Bent
line engraving, published 31 May 1784
NPG D15111


'John Bull, in a quandary' (Lord John Townshend; Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 31 July 1788
NPG D12389


Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

by Franz Gabriel Fiesinger, after James Northcote
stipple and line engraving, published 8 October 1793
NPG D20406


Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 1809 (1794)
NPG D35952


Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

by John Henry Robinson, published by Harding & Lepard, after William Derby, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1831 (1783)
NPG D35953


Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood

by William Greatbach, published by Richard Bentley, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
line and stipple engraving, published 1836 (1783)
NPG D35954