London, South Kensington
6 March 2003
English School, late 17th Century
Portrait of Admiral Bodham, bust-length, in a black coat and white jabot, with shipping in full sail beyond
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.1 x 63.5 cm.)
Catherine Bodham Johnson.
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Admiral William Bodham was clerk of the Ropeyard at Woolwich and is mentioned in the diary of Samuel Pepys. He is reputed to have helped put out the Great Fire of London, and consequently this picture was presented to him by the Lord Mayor.
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