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John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

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John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent, by Francis Cotes, 1769 - NPG 2026 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

by Francis Cotes
oil on canvas, 1769
49 1/2 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1257 mm x 1003 mm)
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, 1949
Primary Collection
NPG 2026


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  • Francis Cotes (1726-1770), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 89 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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St Vincent was Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean (1795), and blockaded the French fleet at Toulon; in 1797 he defeated the Spanish off Cape St Vincent. As First Lord of the Admiralty, (1801-4), his ruthless reforms reduced corruption in the administration of the navy. He is seen here in the uniform of a post captain: a blue jacket with gold braid and white facings and a white waistcoat and neckcloth.

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  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 544
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 94
  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 434

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