Item #8959 Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings. Sir HERVEY SMYTH, Francis SWAINE, , Smith, artist, c.
Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings
Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings
Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings
Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings
Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings
Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings
SMYTH (Smith), Sir HERVEY [1734-1811] & SWAINE, Francis, [c1720-1782] (artist)

Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings

Place Published: [London]
Date Published: [1760-65]
Edition: Very early edition
Binding: No binding

1760 to 1765 HAND-COLOURED ENGRAVINGS OF NAVAL BATTLES

Three circa 1760-65 hand-coloured Naval battles hand-coloured engravings

#1. Circa 1765. Title: The Brave Capt Tyrrill in the Buckingham of 66 Guns & 472 Men defeating the Florissant, Aigrette & Atlante, three French Ships of War, the 3rd of Novr 1758... N.B. The Florissant 74 Guns, 700 men, Aigrette 38 Guns 350 men Atalante 28 Guns 250 men: SMYTH (Smith), Sir HERVEY [1734-1811] & TYRRELL, Rear-Admiral Richard [c1716-1766] These ships were convoying Dutch Ships, with Provisions &c. to Martinico. This engraving was trimmed to the edges 292mm x 442mm ( 11.5" x 17 3/8") and mounted to a dark card stock. The English only title was mounted on the reverse on the reverse of the dark mounted card. The trimmed mounted engraving has wear to the corners causing some minor rounding. There is surface dirt, soiling and spotting on the engraving more so on the sky area. Good condition otherwise. "In 1758, while in command of the 'Buckingham', 64 guns, he intercepted a French convoy protected by the 'Florissant', 74 guns, and two frigates. The 'Buckingham', is depicted in the right background of the portrait, flying a commodore's pendant and a white ensign. When the 'Buckingham' frightened off the two frigates a spirited action between the French and British ship ensued. The 'Buckingham' lost her steering at the moment of victory and this enabled the French ship to escape. Tyrrel was wounded several times and lost three fingers of his right hand, a mutilation clearly visible in the portrait. The action was particularly creditable because the Frenchman carried over 200 men more than the 'Buckingham'. In the following year Tyrrel assisted Commodore Moore to reduce Guadaloupe and brought home the dispatches. After the peace he went out again as Commander-in-Chief at Antigua and died at sea while returning home. " Royal Museums Greenwich

#2. Circa 1760. Title: The Glorious Action off Cape Francois 21 Octobr. 1757, between Three English and Seven French Ships of Warr, wherein the latter were entirely defeated. English: Capt. Forrest, Ship: Augusta, Guns: 60, Men: 390 Capt. Suckling, Ship: Dreadnought, Guns: 60, Men: 375 Capt. Langdon, Ship: Edinburgh, Guns: 64, Men: 467. CANOT, Pierre Charles (1710-1777) engraved by & SWAINE, Francis, [c1720-1782] (artist). This engraving was trimmed to the edges 295mm x 448mm ( 11-5/8 x 17-5/8 inches) and mounted to a dark card stock. The English only title was mounted on the reverse on the reverse of the dark mounted card. The trimmed mounted engraving has wear to the corners causing some minor rounding. There is surface dirt and soiling on the engraving more so on the sky area. Good- condition.

#3. Circa 1760. Title: The Gallant Action (off the Isle of Man) where the brave Capt. Elliot Defeated and Took the Marshall Belleisle. SMYTH (Smith), Sir HERVEY [1734-1811] & engraved by Canot, Pierre Charles, 1710-1777. This engraving was trimmed to the edges, 11-1/2 x 17-3/8 inches and mounted to a dark card stock. The English only title was mounted on the reverse on the reverse of the dark mounted card. The trimmed mounted engraving has wear to the corners causing some minor rounding. There is surface dirt and soiling on the engraving more so on the sky area. Good- condition. Full inscription: Frans. Swain Pinxt. The Gallant Action (off the Isle of Man.) where the Brave Capt. Elliot Defeated & took the Marshall Belleisle, Commanded by the Famous Thurot and two other French Ships of War the 28th of February 1760. Brilliant Capt. Loggie ….. Guns 30 - Men 240 Pallas Capt. Clements Guns 36 - Men 240. Le Terpsichore Capt. Defravandois …. Guns 26 - Men 300 La Blonde Capt. La Kayee Guns 32 - Men 400. Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yd John Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck Heny. Parker & Eliz. Baken'ell
Good. Item #8959

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