Naval Officers of World War I
- Extended Catalogue Entry
Naval Officers of World War I
by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope
oil on canvas, 1921
104 in. x 202 1/2 in. (2641 mm x 5144 mm)
Given by Sir Abraham ('Abe') Bailey, 1st Bt, 1921
Artistback to top
- Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope (1857-1940), Artist. Artist associated with 14 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Sir Edwyn Sinclair Alexander-Sinclair (1865-1945), Admiral. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot, 4th Bt (1864-1916), Rear-Admiral. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- David Richard Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty (1871-1936), Admiral. Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Sir Osmond de Beauvoir Brock (1869-1947), Admiral. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir Montague Edward Browning (1863-1947), Admiral. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Sir Cecil Burney, 1st Bt (1858-1929), Admiral of the Fleet. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Sir Walter Henry Cowan, 1st Bt (1871-1956), Admiral. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Sir Christopher Cradock (1862-1914), Admiral. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir John Michael de Robeck, Bt (1862-1928), Admiral of the Fleet. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Sir (Frederick Charles) Doveton Sturdee, 1st Bt (1859-1925), Admiral. Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas (1862-1928), Admiral. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir William Edmund Goodenough (1867-1945), Admiral. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Sir Horace Hood (1870-1916), Rear-Admiral. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859-1935), Admiral. Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes (1872-1945), Admiral. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Sir Arthur Cavenagh Leveson (1868-1929), Admiral. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven (Prince Louis of Battenburg) (1854-1921), Admiral of the Fleet and German prince. Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Sir Charles Edward Madden, 1st Bt (1862-1935), Admiral. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Sir Trevylyan Napier (1867-1920), Vice-Admiral. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Sir William Pakenham (1861-1933), Admiral. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Sir Reginald Yorke Tyrwhitt, 1st Bt (1870-1951), Admiral of the Fleet. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss, Baron Wester Wemyss (1864-1933), Admiral of the Fleet. Sitter in 14 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 714
Placesback to top
- Place portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (Admiralty Board Room, Whitehall, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
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Events of 1921back to top
Current affairsMarie Stopes, campaigner for women's rights and pioneer of family planning, opens her first clinic in London, offering a free service to married women. While Stopes's forthright and open-minded attitudes have helped to change opinion about family planning and sex, her opinions on eugenics have been criticised and are now out-of-step with current thinking.
Art and scienceBritish-born star of Hollywood Charlie Chaplin visits London where he is greeted by thousands. In 1921 Chaplain made his film, The Kid, which told the story of a tramp who finds an abandoned baby in an alley and decides to look after him. The portrayal of poverty in the film drew on Chaplain's own experiences of growing up in a working class family in London.
InternationalThe Anglo-Irish Treaty partitions Ireland into the Irish Free State (later the Republic of Ireland) and Northern Ireland. The Irish Free State was granted independence, while six of the Northern counties of Ulster decided to remain part of Britain. The treaty came into effect in 1922.
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