This is a near contemporary copy of the portrait by Reynolds of 1783, now in Manchester City Art Gallery. In the background the French flagship 'Ville de Paris' surrenders to Hood's flagship 'Barfleur' at the Battle of the Saints in 1782, where he was second-in-command to Rodney. It was presented to Greenwich Hospital by George Parker in 1808, at the time when Hood was its Governor. He died in that role in 1816 and, with his wife, is buried at Greenwich in the officers' vault of the old Hospital Burial Ground, flanking the Museum.
Where to see this painting?
National Maritime Museum
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