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

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.


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