An Allegorical Portrait Group commemorating the Victory at Quiberon Bay in 1759

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 1271043

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1759
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1003 x 1245 mm (39 1/2 x 49 in)
Place of origin
Collection Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
On show at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, Midlands, National Trust

Summary description

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

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Periods 18th century (87800)
Maker British (English) School (3778)
Subjects King George II, King of Greece (1890-1947) (1)
William Pitt the elder, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708-1778) (11)
Admiral Edward Hawke, 1st Baron Hawke of Towton, KB., MP (1705-1781) (1)
General, The Hon. George Anson, PC, MP, FRS, (1797-1857) (4)
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