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An Allegorical Set of Portraits Commemorating the Victory at Quiberon Bay in 1759

Photo credit: National Trust Images

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The scene commemorates the Victory at Quiberon Bay in 1759. George II, seated to left, about to be crowned with a wreath of laurel by a female winged figure in the sky above who carries a cornucopia, is shown the Fleet by William Pitt the elder, victorious Admiral Hawke and Lord Anson 1st Lord of Admiralty to right. Britannia, surrounded by putti bearing an ensign and banners decorated with the crescent moon (Anson) and the pilgrim's staves (Hawke), looks down upon Pitt, while Fame hovers over the Admirals.

National Trust, Shugborough Hall

near Stafford


An Allegorical Set of Portraits Commemorating the Victory at Quiberon Bay in 1759




oil on canvas


H 100.5 x W 124.5 cm

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transferred to the National Trust in part-payment of death duties to the Treasury, following the death of Thomas, 4th Earl of Lichfield

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National Trust, Shugborough Hall

Milford, near Stafford, Staffordshire ST17 0XB England

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