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THOMAS WHITCOMBE (1752-1824)

c. 1752 to 1824, England

The Battle of the Saintes

Oil on canvas

signed and dated 1783, in18th century carved giltwood frame

76.20 x 122.00 cm    30.00 x 48.03 inches

Overall Framed Size
92.00 x 137.00 cm    36.22 x 53.94 inches


This painting depicts on the far left the Destin (probably) with the dismasted Glorieux in the near centre. To the left, HMS Barfleur, which is flying Rear-Admiral Hood’s distinguishing red flag at the mizzen, is engaging the Ville de Paris.

The Barfleur was a Second Rate 98 gun ship designed by Sir Thomas Slade who also designed the Victory. The Barfleur was built at the Royal D...
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