An Allegorical Portrait Group commemorating the Victory at Quiberon Bay in 1759
British (English) School
Oil painting on canvas, An Allegorical Portrait Group commemorating the Victory at Quiberon Bay in 1759 by British (English) School, circa 1759. King George II seated to left, about to be crowned with a wreath of laurel by a female winged figure in the sky above who carries a cornucopia, is shown the Fleet by William Pitt the elder, victorious Admiral Hawke and Lord Anson 1st Lord of Admiralty to right. Above a winged figure is about to crown King with wreath, Britannia, surrounded by putti bearing an ensign and banners decorated with the crescent moon (Anson) and the pilgrim's staves (Hawke), looks down upon Pitt and Fame hovers over the Admirals.
Transferred to the National Trust with Shugborough’s park and contents of the state rooms, in part-payment of death-duties to the Treasury, following the death of Thomas, 4th Earl of Lichfield (1883 - 1960)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist