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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Sir George Pocock (1706-1792), Admiral

Admiral; entered the navy, 1718; in command in the Leeward Islands, 1747-48; rear-admiral of the white, 1755, vice-admiral, 1756; in command in East India, 1758-59; fought two indecisive sea battles with the French; admiral of the blue and KB, 1761; captured Havana, 1762; retired 1766.


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.