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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood (1724-1816), Admiral

1748
Oil by Wollaston in National Maritime Museum (48-78), three-quarter-length seated cross-legged in brown coat and black trousers, signed and dated 1748.

c.1767
Oil by Benjamin West in Hood family collection, three-quarter-length in captain's full-dress uniform (1748-67), engraved by Angus 'from a Painting by West in the Possession of Sir John Dick Published July 1 by J. Fielding ...' Head and shoulders in full-dress uniform and short white wig, The European Magazine, June 1782.

1782
Stipple engraving by Albanesi after F. Calza, head and shoulders, published J. Harris 1782.

1783-5
Three oils by Northcote are recorded in his Register:
(1) 1783 for Lord Hood 16 guineas, probably the three-quarter-length exhibited RA 1784 and engraved by Kingsbury in mezzotint 12 April 1784 (John Chaloner Smith, British Mezzotint Portraits, pp 785 and 1733); a variant is in Admiralty House Portsmouth painted in 1793.
(2) 1783 'copy of the Head for Mr Hood 8 guineas', probably the head and shoulders in National Maritime Museum.
(3) 1785 'a copy for Mr Robbins 10 guineas'; a version said to be signed and dated is at Hartland Abbey; the head and shoulders was engraved in stipple by Fiesinger 1793, by Rivers for The European Magazine, 1 December 1795, and by Pass from a variant copy by Godefroy with hat added.

1783
Oil by Reynolds in City Art Gallery, Manchester, leaning on a rock holding paper, paid for by Lord Hood July 1783 (£105), engraved in mezzotint by Jones 4 December 1783, and sold by Lord Bridport in 1895.

Oil by Gainsborough in Ironmongers' Hall, presented by Lord Hood in 1784, three-quarter-length to left holding telescope; small oval line engraving in reverse by J. K. Sherwin was published 10 May 1783.

1784
Line engraving published by J. Walker 30 April 1784, oval head and shoulders in uniform and hat, mouth turned down.

Line engraving published by W. Bent 31 May 1784, oval head and shoulders in uniform and hat, thin pointed face.

1785
Wedgwood medallion by Lochée at Barlaston, possibly that exhibited RA 1785 (4) as 'model of Lord Hood'; a plaster bust by Lochée at Loders Court was exhibited RA 1788 (643), reproduced in V&A Year Book, 1969, p 156.

1788
Bust by Silvester exhibited RA 1788 (596).

1791
Drawing by W. H. Brown 'from the life' engraved in line by Grainger for The Senator, 11 May 1791, small oval as MP for Westminster.

1793
Oil by Hickel at Loders Court, head and shoulders in an oval, related to Hickel's 'House of Commons 1793-4' (NPG 745) and engraved by Ridley for The Naval Chronicle, 1 June 1804, as Admiral of the White and Governor of Greenwich Hospital.

1794-5
Oils by Abbott (see NPG 628).

1796
Drawing by W. H. Brown engraved in stipple for Cormick's Continuation of Smollett's History of England, 1796, II, p 312, small oval probably based on Benjamin West's oil of c.1767.

1801
Marble bust by Turnerelli at Catania, Sicily (Lord Bridport).

Undated
Paste medallion by James Tassie in Scottish NPG (1195).



This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Walker, Regency Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, 1985, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.