To The King This Engraving and Historical Representation of Lord Viscount Duncan's Victory and Admiral De Winter's Resignation on Board the Venerable. Octr. 11th. 1797.Is most humbly Dedicated by His Majesty's most Loyal Subject and Engraver. Danl. Orme.
Published & Sold Augst. 20. 1800 by Danl. Orme at his Gallery No.118. New Bond Street, and Sold by Edwd. Orme Printseller to the King, No.59, New Bond Street.
Etching and stipple with large margins; three framed medallions. Plate 509 x 615mm. 20 x 24½". Trimmed to plate.
Lord Viscount Duncan standing on board the Venerable, gesturing out to left and looking to right, receiving the resignation of the Dutch admiral de Winter, who steps forward wearing a long coat, handing out his sword, while British officers and men gather behind Howe, a man on his knees hurriedly clears away a rope and tackle on the left, another coils a rope to right and others board the ship and file below deck, with ships in the background. Adam Duncan, Viscount Duncan (1731-1804) the Scottish naval officer who was victorious at the battle of Camperdown, 1797. Three accompanying medallions with portraits of Admiral Duncan, De Winter surrendering to Duncan and Britannia with the Lion; "Struck in Honor of Admiral Duncan who defeated the Dutch Fleet October 11, 1797. And in Immortal Remembrance of the Brave Men who Fell in the Action". Probably not contemporary.
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