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A three-quarter length portrait to right in armour and wearing a fair full-bottomed wig. The sitter holds a baton in his right hand. This portrait is either a copy of, or based on an earlier original. Duquesne was a French naval officer during the administrations of Richelieu and Colbert who decisively defeated the combined fleets of Spain and Holland in 1676. After distinguishing himself against the Spanish in the late 1630s and early 1640s he took service with the Swedish navy in 1643 and defeated the Danes.
oil on canvas
H 122 x W 71 cm
National Maritime Museum (Greenwich Hospital Collection)