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Sir John William Alcock

11 of 82 portraits on display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir John William Alcock, by Ambrose McEvoy, 1919 - NPG 1894 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir John William Alcock

by Ambrose McEvoy
oil on canvas, 1919
59 in. x 40 in. (1499 mm x 1016 mm)
Given by Rolls-Royce, 1921
Primary Collection
NPG 1894


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  • Sir John William Alcock (1892-1919), Aviator and RAF Captain who made first non-stop flight across Atlantic. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • Ambrose McEvoy (1878-1927), Painter. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Alcock's protective gauntlets, goggles and cap are a reminder of how exposed early aviators were.

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