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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Robert Dodd (1748-1815)

Battle of Camperdown, 1797

A Reference to the Prints of Lord DUNCAN'S VICTORY, Painted and Engraved by ROBERT DODD [Plate I.] published March 1798

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on paper | 23.8 x 34.5 cm (image) | RCIN 735057.c

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Key to the view of the Battle of Camperdown, fought on 11 October 1797 between a British fleet under the command of Admiral Adam Duncan, and a Dutch fleet commanded by Vice-Admiral Jan de Winter, resulting in a British victory. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802)

This naval battle was a major engagement resulting in what was considered to be the greatest ever victory for a British fleet against an equal opponent up to that date. Admiral Duncan was created 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown on 30 October 1797.

See RCIN 735057.a for the view. Another companion print is at RCIN 735057.b.

  • Robert Dodd (1748-1815) (artist, engraver and publisher)

    John Brydon (active 1783-1805) (publisher) [bottom centre:] Published by R. DODD, Lisson Green, and J. Brydon, Charing Cross; where may be had Prints of most of the Actions of this War.

    Adam Duncan, Viscount Duncan of Camperdown (1731-1804) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: Cropped: 17

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 23.8 x 34.5 cm (image)

    25.2 x 37.9 cm (platemark)

    26.1 x 38.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A Reference to the Prints of Lord DUNCAN'S VICTORY, Painted and Engraved by ROBERT DODD [Plate I.] [index plate]

    Printed title:

    INDEX TO THE SHIPS IN THE SECOND PICTURE. [index plate]

    Annotations:

    (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing: the George III heading; top left, black pencil:] 35; [top right, black pencil:] 36; [centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 35.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement View of the British Fleet commanded by Admiral Lord Duncan at noon on the 11.th of Oct.r 1797, bearing down to attack the Dutch Fleet commanded by Admiral de Winter; with the Action commencing in the rear by H.M. Ship the Monarch. / The Dutch Fleet defeated on the afternoon of the 11.th of Oct.r 1797; shewing the Flag Ship of Admiral de Winter dismasted and on the point of surrendering to the British Admiral; with views of the other prizes: by Dodd, 1798: with an Explanation of both the Prints.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Camperduin, North Holland, Netherlands (52°43'11"N 04°38'37"E)

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