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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 - NPG 3313

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

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

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, by Henry Singleton - NPG 75

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by Henry Singleton
oil on canvas, before 1799
NPG 75

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, by Benjamin Killingbeck - NPG D36353

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by Benjamin Killingbeck
mezzotint, late 18th century
NPG D36353

'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 - NPG 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

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe ('Black-Dick turn'd taylor'), by James Gillray, published by  George Humphrey - NPG 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

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, by Robert Dunkarton, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D36352

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

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

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe ('A French hail storm, - or - Neptune losing sight of the Brest fleet'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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

'What a cur 'tis!' (Sir Roger Curtis, 1st Bt; Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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

'What a cur 'tis!' (Sir Roger Curtis, 1st Bt; Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, after Unknown artist - NPG D3114

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1798
NPG D3114

John Bull taking a luncheon: - or - British cooks, cramming old grumble-gizzard, with bonne-chére, by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG 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

The British Naval Victors, by Valentine Green, after  Gainsborough Dupont, and after  Francis Cotes, and after  Richard Morton Paye, and after  Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 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

'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 - NPG 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

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, by John Henry Robinson, published by  John Tallis & Company, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG 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

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, by John Henry Robinson, published by  London Printing and Publishing Company Limited, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG 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

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Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe

by James Stow
line engraving, 1797
NPG D15603

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'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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