Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860) Great Admiral of the Greek Fleet

James Ramsay (1786 - 1854)
Jules, Snr Bouvier (1800 - 1867)

Colour lithograph

published September 1827
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Greece
    City: Athens
    Place: British Embassy

    Thomas Cochrane is depicted in this colour lithograph as 'Great Admiral of the Greek Fleet’. He is dressed in military uniform. His left hand rests on his sword, while his right hand is tucked into the opening of his naval jacket. An exploding ship can be seen in the distance.

    This work was published in September 1827 as one of a series of 'Greek Portraits.’ It formerly belonged to Basile Mostras, a past Greek Ambassador to London, who presented it to the British Embassy in Athens, in 1952.

    The Government Art Collection also includes an oil portrait of Cochrane by Ramsay (GAC 3411), showing the sitter full-length in a different pose, which was purchased from the Cochrane family by the Ministry of Works (a former UK government department) in 1956.

  • About the artist
    Jules Bouvier senior was born in France but worked as a painter and lithographer in London. He married a Scottish woman called Agnes. In 1841, Bouvier was living in St Pancras, London, with his wife and four children, Augustus (15), Joseph (14), Julia (12) and James (9). Between 1845 and 1865 he exhibited paintings of domestic scenes, including 55 works at the Royal Academy and one at the British Institution. He also lithographed portraits, railway subjects, etc., after works by contemporary artists.
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  • Details
    Title
    Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775-1860) Great Admiral of the Greek Fleet
    Edition
    Proof
    Date
    published September 1827
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Acquisition
    Presented by Mr B Mostras, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs, July 1952
    Provenance
    Collection of Basile Mostras, Greek Ambassador to London; by whom presented for the British Embassy, Athens, in 1952
    GAC number
    1859