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Diorama of the Battle of the Saints
This model of Admiral Rodney's victory at the Battle of the Saints (1782) after an (engraved) 1783 painting by Richard Paton, with Admiral Sir George Rodney's flagship 'Formidable' on the left and Hood's 'Barfleur' on the right. The model combines false perspective and painting on glass, fitted into a gilded wooden case with concave metal panels painted 'en grisaille' inserted at each end. The design of the case appears to show the influence of P.-J. de Loutherbourg's larger mechanical theatre, the 'Eidophusikon' (1781), as recorded by E. F. Burney's drawing of it (British Museum, London) and, given the likely date proximity, the whole may be a conscious imitation of this in static form. It is believed to have belonged to Rodney himself.
- Image reference: C7269
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London