Portrait drawing ("Mug") of Admiral of the Fleet, the Earl Beatty

by John Singer Sargent

Charcoal on white paper
50.5 x 76.2 cm (20 x 30 in.)

Private collection: Mrs.John Nutting


Sargent, John Singernotes
From: "Society Portraits 1850 - 1939" Earl Beatty was the most distinguished naval commander to serve in the Great War; he was Vice-Admiral in command of the British advance forces at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. David Beatty was knighted in 1914 and created Earl Beatty in 1919, the year in which the present portrait was drawn. Earl Beatty was...
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