Sir George Rooke

1 portrait on display in Room 8 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir George Rooke, by Michael Dahl, circa 1703-1708 - NPG 6769 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir George Rooke

by Michael Dahl
oil on canvas, circa 1703-1708
49 3/4 in. x 39 5/8 in. (1265 mm x 1005 mm)
Purchased, 2006
Primary Collection
NPG 6769


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  • Sir George Rooke (circa 1650-1709), Admiral. Sitter associated with 11 portraits.

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  • Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 166 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Michael Dahl was a personal friend of Rooke and painted him twice during this period. Rooke's imposing figure set before a threatening sky makes this an exceptional example of Baroque portraiture.

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