An original 1794 engraving by J. G Wood of Captain John Harvey of the Brunswick with his ship

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An original 1794 engraving by J. G Wood of Captain John Harvey of the Brunswick with his ship to the background.

Captain John Harvey (9 July 1740 – 30 June 1794) was an officer of the British Royal Navy whose death in the aftermath of the battle of the Glorious First of June where he had commanded the Brunswick terminated a long and highly successful career and made him a celebrity in Britain, a memorial to his memory being raised in Westminster Abbey.

Harvey joined the Navy at the age of 15 and in 1794, at the beginning of the French Revolutionary War, 1793-1802, he was captain of the 'Brunswick', 74 guns. She was part of Lord Howe's fleet in the campaign leading up to the Battle of 1 June 1794, in which she was directly astern of Howe's flagship, 'Queen Charlotte'. Harvey was mortally wounded in the action and died shortly afterwards

The engraving is after the portrait by Gilbert Stuart in the National maritime Museum, Greenwich.


Measuring:

Framed 52cm x 35cm

English, 1794