Sir George Elliot

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Sir George Elliot, by Sir George Hayter, 1834 - NPG 2511 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir George Elliot

by Sir George Hayter
oil on millboard, 1834
13 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (340 mm x 267 mm)
Given by Queen Mary, 1931
Primary Collection
NPG 2511

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  • Sir George Elliot (1784-1863), Admiral and politician; MP for Roxburghshire. Sitter in 6 portraits.

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  • Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.

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In the finished painting Elliot is seated on the Whig side, next to Lord Breadalbane who is addressing the House. As a young man Elliot was present at the battles of Cape St Vincent and the Nile and was highly esteemed by Nelson. At the time this sketch was made in 1834 he was secretary of the admiralty, becoming commander-in-chief at the Cape of Good Hope in 1837.

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  • NPG 54: The House of Commons, 1833 (finished work)

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