Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747, HMS INTREPID Litho Print - 70 gun Man o' War captured by the English. Lord ANSON.
Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747, HMS INTREPID Litho Print - 70 gun Man o' War captured by the English
Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747, HMS INTREPID Litho Print - 70 gun Man o' War captured by the English
Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747, HMS INTREPID Litho Print - 70 gun Man o' War captured by the English

Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747, HMS INTREPID Litho Print - 70 gun Man o' War captured by the English

Place Published: Lympne Castle, Kent
Publisher: Harry Margary
Date Published: [1982]
Edition: 2nd Edition
Binding: Framed

Size of Image: 17.5 x 22.5 inches (plus 2 inches of text at bottom)

Size of glass frame: 25.5 x 28.5 inches

Originally published in 1751, this circa 1982 reprint shows Serieux and Gloire taken from the French after battle at Cape Finisterre on 3rd May 1747.

Text reads;

Size of Image: 17.5 x 22.5 inches (plus 2 inches of text at bottom)

Size of glass frame: 25.5 x 28.5 inches the Hon. William Rowley Esq., Admiral of the White Squadron of his majesty's fleet. This plate is most humbly dedicated, being the exact stern views of his majesty's ships INTREPID, of 70 guns,(late the SERIEUX) and the GLOIRE two of the six french ships of war taken the 3rd of May 1747 by the British fleet under the command of Lord Anson.

Portraits of the French and Spanish ships taken by Lord Anson Vice Admiral of the Blue), Captain Buckle and Sir Edward Hawke (Rear Admiral of the White) in two strategically important sea battles in 1747. At this time, Britain was determined to open up Spanish America and the West Indies to trade and Spain was determined to prevent this. Meanwhile, France threatened to invade the English shore, which led to Britain declaring war on France in 1744. By 1747, the spoils of war were about even when two, hard fought sea battles off the Bay of Biscay in May and October that year changed the whole course of the struggle in Britain's' favour. There are surprisingly few paintings recording these two victories at sea; careful drawings of captured ships were, however, made by Robert Shaw: eight relating to ships taken from Admiral de la Jonquiere in the first battle and four taken from Admiral de l'Etenduere in the second.
Near Fine. Item #3099

$120.00 USD
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