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Catalog Number PAP.Green.1961.006
Title St. Lucia in the West Indies taken Possession of by Admiral Barrington
Artist Thornton
Artist Hamilton
Date n.d.
Description View of the capturing of St. Lucia by Admiral Barrington of the British Royal Navy during the Battle of St. Lucia, 1778, during the American Revolution; six naval ships are in a row with four long boats disembarking and flying the British flag; St.Lucia and the fort are in the left background; a frame surrounding the print has a scalloped shell above and a closed crown, harp, and flower below
Object Name Print
Material Ink; Thin Paper
Technique Engraving
Dimensions H-31.1 W-20.1 cm
Credit line Gift of Beatrice Greenough
Provenance 1961, December 15 - Gift of Beatrice Greenough

The Greenough Estate Collection, including 25 cartons of books and over thirty prints and drawings, was given to the Redwood Library on December 15, 1961 by Beatrice Goelet Greenough (1908-1984) soon after the death of her only child, Gabrielle Ladd (1936-1960). Beatrice was the daughter of William Greenough (1874-1949) and Charlotte Warren (1885-1954) who collected most of the artwork herself. Charlotte was assisted by her father, Whitney Warren, who had donated a scrapbook of his architectural drawings to the Redwood Library.

Beatrice Greenough of Prescott Farm, a Portsmouth, RI resident for many years, died 24 April,1984. She left an uncle, Whitney Warren of San Francisco and two cousins, Michael Lloyd Reeves of Newport and Reginald Reeves of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Signed Name Hamilton delin. - Thornton sculp.
Signed Name Location Lower left and right
Additional Inscriptions and Marks lower center, in pencil: [illegible]

back, in pencil: 6 / || 57
Inscription Location Above and below print
Inscriptions and Marks upper center: Engraved for Barnard's New Complete and Authentic History of England; || A work universally acknowledged to be the Best Performance of the kind - on account of || it's impartiality, accuracy, New Improvements, Superior Elegance, &c
lower left: Hamilton delin.
lower center: St. Lucia in the West Indies taken Possession of by Admiral Barrington || Monsieur de Micoud and the Inhabitants having capitulated the 30th of December 1778, || being the day after Count D' Estaign left the Island much disconcerted
lower right: Thornton sculp.
Collection Works on Paper - Greenough Collection
People Greenough, Beatrice, 1908-1984
Notes n.d.
Related Publications The new, comprehensive and complete history of England : ... / By Edward Barnard, esq., assisted by ... Mr. Millar.... London : Printed for the author, and pub. by A. Hogg, [1783?], p. 693.