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Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), Naval Commander

Sitter in 4 portraits
Within a few years of his death, on an expedition with Drake to the West Indies, John Hawkins was remembered as an exceptional naval administrator and commander in the Elizabethan navy. He had introduced many improvements in ship-construction. Today, he is also recognised as being closely involved in the beginnings of the English slave trade.

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D3236

Sir John Hawkins

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D3236

D5922

Sir John Hawkins

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D5922

D25417

Sir John Hawkins

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D25417

D25416

Sir John Hawkins

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably early 19th century
NPG D25416