Product images of Sir Frescheville Holles and Sir Robert Holmes (1641-1672)
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Sir Frescheville Holles and Sir Robert Holmes (1641-1672)
A double portrait depicting Holles on the left, and Holmes on the right. In March 1672, he and Holmes sailed from Portsmouth and attacked the homeward-bound Dutch Smyrna convoy in the English Channel. This officially sanctioned foray precipitated the Third Dutch War in which Holles was very soon killed in command of the 'Cambridge', 70 guns, at the Battle of Solebay on 28 May 1672. The 'Turkish' dress of both sitters and the sea fight beyond make it likely that the painting commemorates the convoy attack.
Sir Peter Lely
- Image reference: BHC2770
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London