This Plate of The Right Hon.ble Admiral Lord Viscount Duncan when Victorious off Camperdown. Is by Permission, most humbly Dedicated to the Hon.ble Miss Jane Duncan, by her most obedient Servant. H.P. Danloux.
London, Published by H.P. Danloux No.11 Charles Street, Middlesex Hospital, May.1.1800.
Mezzotint. Sheet size: 657 x 455mm. (25¾ x 18"). Publisher's red ink stamp in inscription area to lower right. Trimmed very inside plate. Laid on backing sheet.
A dramatic portrait of Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan (1731-1804) in uniform on the deck of a ship, half-sitting on gun carriage. An officer is shouting upward through trumpet to the left, with billowing smoke behind. Duncan was an admiral who commanded the British North Sea fleet which achieved a resounding victory over the Dutch allies of the French Revolutionary government at the Battle of Camperdown on 11 October 1797. This victory was considered one of the most significant actions in naval history. Duncan was raised to the peerage as Viscount Duncan, of Camperdown, and Baron Duncan, and was awarded the 'Large Naval Gold Medal' and received an annual pension of £3,000, the biggest ever awared by the British government. The publisher, Henri-Pierre Danloux (1753-1809), left France during the French Revolution, but returned to Paris in 1800, the year this portrait was published.
Ex Collection: Christopher Lennox-Boyd. CS: 57.
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