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Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe (1726-1799), Admiral

Sitter in 18 portraits
Admiral. His long naval career began in 1739; he was Commander-in-Chief, North America, 1775-8, during the War of American Independence, and he relieved Gibraltar from the Spanish siege, 1782. He led the Channel Fleet to victory over the French in 1794 in the battle known as 'The Glorious First of June'. A popular commander with his men, he was brought out of retirement to mediate in the Fleet mutiny in 1797.

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Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

after John De Vaere
wax relief, (1798)
NPG 3313

75

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by Henry Singleton
oil on canvas, before 1799
NPG 75

D36353

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by Benjamin Killingbeck
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D36353

D12368

'Uncle George and Black Dick at their new game of naval shuttlecock' (Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe; King George III)

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 January 1787
NPG D12368

D12371

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe ('Black-Dick turn'd taylor')

by James Gillray, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 February 1788
NPG D12371

D36352

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by Robert Dunkarton, after John Singleton Copley
mezzotint, (circa 1790)
NPG D36352

D12478

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe ('A French hail storm, - or - Neptune losing sight of the Brest fleet')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 December 1793
NPG D12478

D34475

'What a cur 'tis!' (Sir Roger Curtis, 1st Bt; Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1795
NPG D34475

D12530

'What a cur 'tis!' (Sir Roger Curtis, 1st Bt; Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1795
NPG D12530

D3114

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D3114

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

D11103

The British Naval Victors

by Valentine Green, after Gainsborough Dupont, and after Francis Cotes, and after Richard Morton Paye, and after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, published 1799
NPG D11103

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

D3276

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by John Henry Robinson, published by John Tallis & Company, after Thomas Gainsborough
stipple and line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D3276

D3277

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by John Henry Robinson, published by London Printing and Publishing Company Limited, after Thomas Gainsborough
stipple and line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D3277

D15603

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by James Stow
line engraving, 1797
NPG D15603

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

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