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Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92)

George Brydges, First Lord Rodney (1719?-92) 1788-89

RCIN 405899

The ‘Admirals Room’, George’s pantheon of naval heroes at Carlton House, contained two portraits by Reynolds of Admirals Keppel and Rodney. Rodney was a close ally of George, describing him as ‘our great, amiable and Royal friend’. Both this painting and the portrait of Nelson are framed in specially-commissioned ‘Admiral frames’, with naval-themed cartouches, made by the skilled wood-carver Edward Wyatt in 1808.

Commissioned in 1788