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Admiral Samuel Barrington

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Admiral Samuel Barrington (1729 – 16 August 1800) was in continuous service during the peace of 1748–56, and on the outbreak of the Seven Years' War served with Admiral Edward Hawke in the Basque Roads in command of HMS Achilles.

In 1759 Achilles captured a powerful French privateer, after two hours’ fighting. In the Havre-de-Grace expedition of the same year Barrington's ship carried the flag of Rear-Admiral George Brydges Rodney, and in 1760 sailed with John Byron to destroy the Louisbourg fortifications. At the peace in 1763 Barrington had been almost continuously afloat for twenty-two years.

This rare image of him stipple engraved, most probably after the work by American artist Gilbert Stuart (Rhode Island 1755-Boston 1828). Laid over a convex form of plaster and behind a domed glass with verre églomisé mount and within a fine Georgian black-stained pearwood oval frame. English circa 1780.

5 7/8 in x 6 3/4 in

 

Item Code: 2610

£ 275

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