ART03352

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ID number ART03352
Title Rear Admiral John Glossop
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Quinn, James Peter (Artist)
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1920
Medium oil on canvas
Measurement overall: 131.1 x 85.4 cm
On display Anzac Hall: Main Hall: Naval

Description

Commodore (later Vice Admiral) John Collings Taswell Glossop, CB, RN was the Captain of the HMAS Sydney when it destroyed SMS Emden in the first naval action involving an Australian warship in 1914. In 1916 he became Superintendent of Naval Establishments in Sydney, rising to the rank of Vice-Admiral before his death in 1934.