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.
Stipple engraving. Image 577 x 426mm. Trimmed to plate and through publication line.
During the French Revolutionary Wars Holland had become a client state of France. In 1797 the Dutch fleet was told to reinforce the depleted French fleet at Brest, but Duncan intercepted, and captured eleven Dutch ships without losing any of his own. At the time Camperdown was considered the greatest ever naval victory over an equal enemy force, and forced Bonaparte to reconsider his plans to invade both Ireland and England. However Duncan's achievement became overshadowed by Nelson's string of victories.
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