Captain William Allen (d.1696) by unknown

Captain William Allen (d.1696)

unknown

Fine art poster

More products…
  • Amazing giclée print quality
  • 280gsm thick fine art print paper
  • 100+ year colour guarantee
  • Dimensions:
    • x cm including border ( x in)
    • x cm excluding border ( x in)
£14.95

Image information

Add to wishlist
Close

Our prints

We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.

Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Read more about our fine art prints.

Manufactured in the UK

All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.

We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.

Delivery & returns

We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.

Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.

We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.

Captain William Allen (d.1696) by unknown zoom

Captain William Allen (d.1696)

(William Allin). An oval miniature, executed in oil, in an oval gilded metal suspension frame engraved round the top front 'CAPTAIN WILLIAM ALLEN, ROYAL NAVY'. Little more than the sitter's head is shown, facing half to his left. He wears a long brown wig and a red robe or coat over a white shirt, and appears to have blue ribbon round his neck, possibly with something hung on it out of frame. Given the probable date of his dress and wig, the only Royal Naval officer this is likely to be is William Allin who became a captain on either 13 June or 1 July 1692, in the 'Tiger' . In 1694 he was in the 'Soldadoes Prize', 32 guns, and on 23 July, cruising off La Hogue, (near Cherbourg, Normandy), with the 'Hind', pink, he fought a spirited inshore action with a small French squadron consisting of 26-gun ship, three privateers and three merchantmen. One of the merchantmen escaped but Allin drove the other ships aground and burnt the remaining two merchant vessels under fire from the shore the next day. Unfortunately, the privateers and warship were quickly refloated and escaped by superior sailing. In 1696, now in the 48-gun 'Bonadventure', with the 'Seaford' (20 guns, Captain John Grange), Allin recovered York Fort and other settlements in Hudson's Bay from the French, as part of an expedition against French depredations on British settlements in Canada under Captain John Norris. On 24 October, however, while nearing home in the Channel approaches, he fell in with a French ship of 50 guns, (previously the English 'Mary Rose', captured in 1691). Allin gallantly attacked and fought her but was mortally wounded before the 'Bonadventure' had to leave off the engagement because she had received so much rigging damage, and the Frenchman escaped. The artist's identity is not known but oil is an unusual medium for miniatures, so he may have been a more general portraitist.

  • Image reference: F9501

Discover more

More by the artist unknown.

Explore the collection Fine art.

Search for similar images: