ORFORD (Edward Russell, 1652-1727, Admiral, victor of La Hougue, 1st Earl)

Portrait engraved by S. Boyce, showing him head and shoulders in full wig and cravat, with a naval battle below the oval frame, 14¾" x 8¾", no date, c. laid down by side margins

Russell was one of the seven who in June 1688 signed the invitation to the Prince of Orange to become King. For the Battle of Barfleur and St. Vaast-la-Hougue (1692), in which Russell defeated the last great fleet to attempt an invasion of England, to replace James II on the throne, see e.g. Nigel Calder, 'The English Channel', pp. 102-105.

Item Date:  1775

Stock No:  50167      £110

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