The Battle of the Glorious First of June, 1794; the 'Royal Sovereign' and the 'Terrible' (No.1) by Nicholas Pocock

The Battle of the Glorious First of June, 1794; the 'Royal Sovereign' and the 'Terrible' (No.1)

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The Battle of the Glorious First of June, 1794; the 'Royal Sovereign' and the 'Terrible' (No.1)

This is one of two similarly composed sketches of which the other is PAD8698 (Pocock's No. 2). It is inscribed lower left by Pocock, 'Royal Sovereign almost before the Wind' and, top right, ' No. 1 / The French Adm[iral] /with Main & Mizzen mast going / by the board'.

Pocock appears to have been present at the Battle of the First of June on board the 'Pegasus' (Captain Barlow), one of the frigates in Howe's fleet, which served to repeat his signals during the battle from an observing position to windward. In this he was following the precedent of the elder van de Velde some 140 years earlier, and it is the first instance we know of a professional artist accompanying a fleet with that intention since that time. He subsequently made paintings of the battle, based on the sketches he took on the spot, which he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1796 and 1797. One of these, showing the duel between 'Brunswick' and 'Vengeur', is in the Museum's collection (BHC0471).
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Original size: 133 mm x 205 mm

  • Image reference: PU8699

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