Adam Duncan (1731–1804) entered the navy at the age of fifteen, was a life-long naval officer, promoted admiral in 1795. After the victory at Camperdown against the Dutch fleet he was raised to the peerage as Baron Duncan of Lundie and Viscount Duncan of Camperdown.
Signature: Below star on coat: W.T. [William Tassie]
Inscription: On tranche of shoulder, below epaulette: ADMIRAL / LORD VISC. DUNCAN / 1798
Artist: James Cox (British, ca. 1723–1800)Date: 1766Medium: Case: gold with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver, pearls; Dial: while enamel; Movement: partly gilded brass and steel, wheel balance and cock of silver set with paste jewelsAccession: 1982.60.137On view in:Gallery 540