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William Bligh

(1754-1817), Admiral and explorer; captain of the Bounty

Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 5 portraits
Captain of the Bounty; sailing master on Cook's second voyage. In 1787, Bligh was sent to introduce the breadfruit from Tahiti into the West Indes; though his crew mutinied and cast him adrift in an open boat, he succeeded in reaching Java with 18 companions after a voyage of three months. Governor of New South Wales, 1805-8.

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William Bligh, by George Dance - NPG 1138

William Bligh

by George Dance
pencil, with traces of pink on the cheeks and lips, on paper, 1794
NPG 1138

William Bligh, by Jean Condé, after  John Russell - NPG D1359

William Bligh

by Jean Condé, after John Russell
engraving, 1792 (1791)
NPG D1359

'Commemoration of the 11th October 1797', by George Noble, and by  James Parker, published by  Robert Bowyer, and published by  John Edwards, after  Robert Smirke, after  John Smart - NPG D17018

'Commemoration of the 11th October 1797'

by George Noble, and by James Parker, published by Robert Bowyer, and published by John Edwards, after Robert Smirke, after John Smart
line engraving, published 1803
NPG D17018

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'Commemoration of the 11th October 1797'

by George Noble, and by James Parker, published by Robert Bowyer, and published by John Edwards, after Robert Smirke, after John Smart
line engraving, published 1803
NPG D15178

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