John Francis Rigaud (Turin 1742-1810 Great Packington)
Captain Charles Morice Pole inscribed: "Captain Charles Morice Pool" and dated "1781" oil on canvas 39 3/4 x 50 1/4 in. (100.9 x 127.6 cm.)
Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Morice Pole, 1st Baronet (18 January 1757 6 September 1830) naval officer and colonial governor born England and died Denham Abbey, Hertfordshire, England.
Pole entered the Royal Academy in 1770 and served in the East Indies. He had also participated in the siege of Pondicherry and at the occupation of Toulon in 1793. Pole was promoted rear-admiral in 1795 and served in the West Indies. He was promoted Admiral of the Fleet in 1830.
Pole was appointed governor of Newfoundland on 3 June 1800. His term ended in 1801.
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