Mortlake Tapestry of the Battle of Solebay, 1672 by Thomas Poyntz

One of three tapestries were woven to the designs of William Van der Velde the Elder.

Details

Dimensions:
380 x 510 cm
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £4,450)
Acquired in:
1968
Vendor:
Christie's

The tapestry shows the burning Royal James, flagship of the Earl of Sandwich, admiral of the blue squadron.

Provenance

Horace Walpole; Colonel Horace Walpole of Heckfield Place, Winchfield; Earl of Iveagh.

Venue details

National Maritime Museum Romney Road, Greenwich, LONDON London SE10 9NF 020 8312 6608 www.rmg.co.uk/national-maritime-museum

Entry details

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