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John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

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John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, 1911 - NPG 2805 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

by Sir Hubert von Herkomer
oil on canvas, 1911
68 in. x 47 in. (1727 mm x 1194 mm)
Given by the sitter's son, through The Art Fund, Cecil Vavasseur Fisher, 2nd Baron Fisher, 1936
Primary Collection
NPG 2805


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  • Sir Hubert von Herkomer (1849-1914), Painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 47 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.

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Fisher was an efficient administrator whose reforming influence was felt throughout the navy. This portrait, in which he wears the uniform of the Admiral of the Fleet, was painted just after his retirement as First Sea Lord in 1910. Fisher returned to office on the outbreak of war in 1914. He strongly disapproved of the Gallipoli campaign and resigned over the increasing demand for ships in the Dardanelles. Given by the sitter's son, Lord Fisher, 1936.

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  • NPG D36934: John Arbuthnot Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher (source portrait)

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