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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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Admiral Earl Howe, n.d.

John Singleton Copley and R Cooper (engraver)

engaving (sheet: 22.4 cm x 12.8 cm)

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Richard Howe (1st Earl Howe, 1726–1799), naval commander, served in the Royal Navy for over fifty years, seeing action in the Seven Years War, the American Wars of Independence and the French Revolutionary Wars. He served as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1783 to 1788, during which period the decision to send the First Fleet to Botany Bay was made. He is thus commemorated in a number of Australian place names, notably Lord Howe Island, discovered and named by First Fleet officer Henry Lidgbird Ball in 1788.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Accession number: 2012.73

Currently on display: Gallery Three (Robert Oatley Gallery)

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Subject professions

Government and leadership

Military

Donated by

Loretta Pash (40 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.