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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697-1762), Admiral

Admiral and naval reformer; entered the navy, 1712; voyaged round the world, 1740-44; attacked the Spanish in the Pacific, burning Payta in Peru; defeated the French at Finisterre, 1747; admiral of the blue, 1748, first lord of the admiralty, 1751-56 and 1757-62; [1] A Voyage Round the World, compiled 1748 from his papers by his chaplain.

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1) For his appointments, G. E. Cockayne, The Complete Peerage, revised by V. Gibbs (and others), 1910-59, I, pp 172-3.

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British Museum. A Guide to the Exhibition Rooms, 1867.

Fletcher et al. 1909-19
C. R. L. Fletcher, E. Walker and C. F. Bell, Historical Portraits, 1909-19.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Kerslake, Early Georgian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1977, 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.