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George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth

(circa 1647-1691), Admiral

Sitter in 3 portraits
In 1666, George Legge 'was, he knows not how, made a captain after he had been but one voyage at sea'. This is how James, Duke of York described the beginning of Legge's career. Despite going on to become a distinguished naval officer, Legge is best remembered for his final expedition as commander of the British fleet in 1688. This was when he failed to prevent William of Orange from landing at Torbay.

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George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth, after John Riley - NPG 664

George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth

after John Riley
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1685-1690
On display in the State Dressing Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 664

George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Unknown artist - NPG D34683

George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1685 or after
NPG D34683

George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth, by Robert Shipster, after  Unknown artist, published by  R. Faulder - NPG D30829

George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth

by Robert Shipster, after Unknown artist, published by R. Faulder
stipple engraving, published 1797
NPG D30829


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