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Valentine Green, 1739–1813
after Francis Cotes, 1726–1770
and after Lemuel Francis Abbott, ca. 1760–1802
and after Gainsborough Dupont, 1754–1797
And after Richard Morton Paye, 1750–1821
The British Naval Victors
Former Title(s):
British Naval Victor's, Richard Howe, John Jervis, Adam Duncan, and Horatio Nelson
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint and line engraving
Sheet: 25 1/4 x 20 1/4in. (64.1 x 51.4cm)

Lettered, upper left: "USHANT, JUNE 1ST.1794. | RICHARD, EARL HOW, K.G. | ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET, AND GENERAL OF MARINES. | From the Original Picture in the [...] House, London Painted by Gainsborough Dupont."; lettered, upper right: "ST. VINCENT, FEBY.14TH.1797. | JOHN, EARL OF ST. VINCENT, K.B.| ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE. | From the Original Picture, in the possession of Mr. Rickels Painted by F.Cotes, R.A."; lettered, lower left: "CAMPERDOWN. OCTR.11TH 1797 | THE RIGHT HON. ADAM, LORD VISCOUNT DUNCAN, | OF CAMPERDOWN. ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE, | and Knt. of the Imperial Order of St. Alexander Newsky. | From the Original Picture in the Possession of V.Green Painted by R.M. Paye. | Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty & the Elector Palatine."; lettered, lower right: "NILE, AUGT.1ST.1798. | THE RIGHT HON. HORATIO, BARON NELSON, | OF THE NILE, K.B. REAR ADMIRAL OF THE BLUE. | From the Original Picture in the Possession of Willm. Locker Esqr. Lieut. Governor of | Greenwich Hospital Painted by L.F. Abbott. | Published & sold by V. Green No.2, New Road, opposite Fitzrooy Square, London, Feby,11th; 1799. Sold also by R. Green No.12 Berners Street, Oxford Street."; lettered, lower center: "THE BRITISH NAVAL VICTORS. | To the KING, (by his Most gracious permission) this Plate is most humbly Dedicated, by his Majesty's devoted and most dutiful Subject and Servant, | Valentine Green."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Gift of Mr. J. Richardson Dilworth
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
military art | portrait
Associated People:
Duncan, Adam, First Viscount Duncan (1731–1804), British naval officer
Jervis, John, First Earl of St Vincent (1735–1823), British naval officer
Howe, Richard, first Earl Howe (1726–1799), British naval officer
Nelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758–1805), British naval officer
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