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.
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.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.