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

Portrait engraved by Goldar after Sir Godfrey Kneller, head and shoulders with full wig and cravat, 11¼" x 8¼", 25th September trimmed at top with loss of a few words (? The Portait of), slightly foxed

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:  1784

Stock No:  50168      £75

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