Naval Officers of World War I
Naval Officers of World War I
by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1921
104 in. x 202 1/2 in. (2641 mm x 5144 mm)
Given by Sir Abraham ('Abe') Bailey, 1st Bt, 1921
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Artistback to top
- Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope (1857-1940), Artist. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Sir Edwyn Sinclair Alexander-Sinclair (1865-1945), Admiral. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot, 4th Bt (1864-1916), Rear-Admiral. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871-1936), Admiral. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Sir Osmond de Beauvoir Brock (1869-1947), Admiral. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir Montague Edward Browning (1863-1947), Admiral. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir Cecil Burney, 1st Bt (1858-1929), Admiral of the Fleet. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt (1871-1956), Admiral. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Sir Christopher Cradock (1862-1914), Admiral. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir John Michael de Robeck, Bt (1862-1928), Admiral of the Fleet. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Sir (Frederick Charles) Doveton Sturdee, 1st Bt (1859-1925), Admiral. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas (1862-1928), Admiral. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir William Edmund Goodenough (1867-1945), Admiral. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Sir Horace Hood (1870-1916), Rear-Admiral. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), Admiral. Sitter in 15 portraits.
- Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes (1872-1945), Admiral. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Sir Arthur Cavenagh Leveson (1868-1929), Admiral. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Charles Edward Madden, 1st Bt (1862-1935), Admiral. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Louis Alexander Mountbatten, Marquess of Milford Haven (Prince Louis of Battenburg) (1854-1921), Admiral of the Fleet. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Sir Trevylyan Napier (1867-1920), Vice-Admiral. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Sir William Pakenham (1861-1933), Admiral. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, 1st Bt (1870-1951), Admiral. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss, Baron Wester Wemyss (1864-1933), Admiral of the Fleet. Sitter in 9 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Shortly after the First World War, the leading financier and public servant Sir Abraham Bailey decided to commission three group portraits to commemorate the role of the army, the navy and the politicians in bringing the war to a close. This portrait by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope commemorates the role of the navy and is set in the Admiralty Board Room at the Old Admiralty Office in Whitehall, London. Today, the room retains many of the original features from 1725, the year in which the architect Thomas Ripley completed the Admiralty building. In Cope's painting we can see the wind dial which was operated by a metal vane in the roof and the elaborate carvings in limewood of nautical instruments which surrounded it. On the extreme left hangs a portrait by Leonardo Guzzardi of Nelson, and it was in this room that Nelson and other naval commanders' despatches were read, including that carried by HMS Pickle, which told of the victory at Trafalgar and of Nelson's death.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 714