Rear Admiral John Glossop
ID numberART03352
Collection typeArt
TitleRear Admiral John Glossop
Measurementoverall: 131.1 x 85.4 cm
Object typePainting
MakerQuinn, James Peter
Place madeUnited Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made1920
Physical descriptionoil on canvas
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionCommodore (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.