About this artwork

Adam Duncan’s victory over the Dutch allies of the French Revolutionary government off Kamperduin (Camperdown) in 1797 raised the veteran Scottish admiral to the status of a British national hero. This huge celebratory picture was a commercial speculation rather than a State or private commission. The portraitist J S Copley had been drawn to London in 1775 by the phenomenal success of his fellow-expatriate Benjamin West as a painter of modern history in the grand manner.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    The Surrender of the Dutch Admiral de Winter to Admiral Duncan at the Battle of Camperdown (The Victory of Lord Duncan)
  • date created:
    1799
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    about 275.00 x 368.50 cm (framed: 319.50 x 412.50 x 18.70 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Acquired from the Countess of Buckinghamshire's Trust 1997 (date of formal concession of ownership)
  • accession number:
    NG 2661
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John Singleton Copley

John Singleton Copley