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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Elliot (1784-1863), Admiral and politician; MP for Roxburghshire

Admiral; second son of the 1st Earl of Minto (1751-1814); present at battles of Cape St Vincent and the Nile; highly esteemed by Nelson; secretary of the admiralty, 1834-5; commander-in-chief at the Cape of Good Hope, 1837-40; commanded in China, 1840; admiral, 1853.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, 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.