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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Robert Dodd (1748-1815)

Battle of Camperdown, 1797

The DUTCH FLEET Defeated, on the Afternoon of the 11,,th October 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 published Mar 1798

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the edges of the recto | 47.4 x 70.0 cm (image) | RCIN 735057.b

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A 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.

The companion print is at RCIN 735057.a. The index plate, or key to this second view is printed on the same sheet as that for the key to the first plate and is pasted to the left edge of RCIN 735057.a. See RCIN 735057.c for both these index plates.

  • Robert Dodd (1748-1815) (artist, engraver and publisher) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Painted and engraved by R. Dodd.

    John Brydon (active 1783-1806) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title and dedication:] London. Published by I. Brydon, Charing ross, and R. Dodd N.O 32 Lisson Green, March 1798

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines

  • 43.6 x 70.0 cm (neatline)

    47.4 x 70.0 cm (image)

    50.5 x 75.2 cm (platemark)

    51.5 x 76.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    The DUTCH FLEET Defeated, on the Afternoon of the 11,,th October 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. [bottom, below view]

    Dedication:

    [below title:] To Admiral Lord Viscount Duncan, Commander in Chief, Vice Admiral Sir Richard Onslow Bar,,t Commander of the Red Division, the several Captains, the Officers, / Seamen and Marines, who so gallantly asserted the honor of the British Flag, THIS PLATE is with the greatest respect Inscribed by their obed,,t Servant, / Robt Dodd.

    Annotations:

    George III heading [black pencil:] Military Naval Engagement 11 Oct 1797 Port folio No 5.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing: the old heading; bottom left, black pencil:] 126.c; [top left, black pencil:] 36; [top right, black pencil:] 37; [centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 36.

    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)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    H. Parker, Naval battles from the collection of prints formed and owned by Commander Sir Charles Leopold Cust. With an introduction by C.N. Robinson, London 1911, no.126.c. This is the first of a pair of prints by Dodd on this subject. Parker gives the address for Robert Dodd as ‘Lisson Grove’; this is a mistranscription and should read ‘Lisson Green’

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