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English School, The Orange Accompanied by Little Victory

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
The Orange Accompanied by Little Victory
Date
after 1666ā€“7
Location
Stairs Leading To Second Floor And Landing
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Overall height: 101 cm, Overall width: 110 cm
Artist
English School
Catalogue Number
DN70

Description

The picture was commissioned presumably by Captain Christopher Gunman who commanded the Fifth Rate, Orange (formerly a captured Dutch vessel, Oranjeboom), from 17 March 1666 to 19 January 1667. Oliver Millar, who inspected the picture at Doddington in 1952, noted: ‘a weak picture of a yacht and other vessels, c.1670, very coarse, but quite [?well] in colour. Perhaps signed lor. to l of a piece of driftwood’.1

by Martin Postle

Footnotes

  1. Oliver Millar Notebook VIII, 191, Paul Mellon Centre Collection.

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