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Admiral Edward Russell, 1652-1727, 1st Earl of Orford

Oil paintings

Object connections:

Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationQH (Floor plans)
PeopleDepiction: Russell, Edward

Object details:

Object ID BHC2992
Description In 1692 Russell commanded the Anglo-Dutch fleet at the five-day Battle of Barfleur and the destruction of the French fleet at La Hogue following the action, thus halting Louis IV’s invasion plans (see scenes of the battle: BHC0331, BHC0337 and BHC0338). Russell is shown wearing a grey velvet coat with gold embroidered button holes, and a brown full-bottomed wig. His right hand rests on a globe on the left, his finger indicating the north French coast. To the right on a table is a letter inscribed ‘To the Right Honourable the Earle of Orford’. The portrait is signed ‘G Kneller’ and was painted about 1710.
Date made circa 1710

Artist/Maker Kneller, Godfrey
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Fund
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 1279 mm x 1027 mm; Frame: 1452 mm x 1208 mm x 84 mm; Overall: 31.2 kg
  • Admiral Edward Russell, 1652-1727, 1st Earl of Orford (BHC2992)
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