William III landing at Brixham, Torbay, 5 November 1688
The portrait dominates an image showing Prince William of Orange (as he then was) landing in Torbay on 5 November 1688 with 14,000 troops for the invasion of England. In the background is the Anglo-Dutch fleet, with ships on the far left at anchor flying the Dutch flag. Boats with men are coming ashore near Brixham and horses are swimming ashore onto the shelving beach, having been put over the sides of the ships to land this way. William wears a buff coat which is perhaps of leather, embroidered with gold and lined with pink silk. A black hat with a white feather surmounts a black full-bottomed wig and his legs are encased in black boots. Around his waist is a heavily gold-fringed red sash and he wears the ribbon and Star of the Garter. The horse is wearing a blue shabracque, or blanket, with the Orange arms in gold, and stands on a rise in the land looking over towards Torbay.
Artist Jan Wyck
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