Landing of William III at Carrickfergus, 14 June 1690
The painting shows King William in a barge about to land at Carrickfergus Castle in the middle of the picture at the start of a campaign in which he successfully regained control of Ireland from the Catholic supporters of the deposed King James II. The roofs of Carrickfergus can be glimpsed beyond the castle wall. In the right foreground is Shovell's squadron with his flagship, the 'Monck' the large ship on the right flying the blue flag. It is surrounded by the yachts that brought the king and his suite. In the centre, the yacht 'Mary' still flies the Royal Standard although by this time the king had transferred to his barge shown rowing round to the harbour entrance at the left of the castle. The emphasis of the painting is on Shovell's ship and perhaps his involvement in the event. The picture is early English school owing much to van de Velde and probably contemporary. It was not done on the spot but probably used a print for the topographical reference point as it is likely the artist had never visited the town. The exact print from which the elevation of the town was taken has not yet been identified. The painting is from the Caird Collection.
- Image reference: BHC0330
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
More by this artist
Search for similar images
Product images of Landing of William III at Carrickfergus, 14 June 1690
We use a 240gsm 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.
Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.
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.