The British Fleet at Anchor off St Lucia, 1778 by Dominic Serres

View of the English Squadron commanded by Admiral Barrington and transports in the Cul de Sac (St.


Oil on canvas
108 x 184 cm
Art Fund grant:
£21,000 ( Total: £140,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
PHB Alderson

Lucia).... December 16th 1778. Commemorates Admiral Barrington's capture of this strategically significant West Indian island in the American War.


Admiral the Hon Samuel Barrington; (1729-1800) Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham who presented it to Greenwich Hospital, 1824; returned circa 1853 to Barrington family; by descent to 11th Viscount Barrington; Right Reverend PHB Alderson.

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