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Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817

Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817
Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817
Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817
Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817
Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817
Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817
Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817
Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817

Capture of La Gloire 1795 | Jenkins' Naval Achievements | Aquatint 1817

Capture of La Gloire by Astraea

Jenkin's Naval Achievements

April 10th 1795. Capture of La Gloire.  An original aquatint from Jenkins' Naval Achievements published in 1817. Engraved by Sutherland and hand-coloured by Whitcombe, this aquatint was first published on 1st June 1816 (2 clasps 'Astraea 10 April 1795 were claimed and awarded for the Naval General Service Medal. The clasps were awarded for the capture of the French frigate Gloire off Brest, by the Astraea.

 In total 55 engravings,  beautifully hand-coloured by Whitcombe, of each major Napoleonic naval battle, were bound into Jenkins' Naval Achievements. The completed volume, first published in 1817 only sold in minute numbers. Today, complete volumes can fetch over £10,000, and single plates are highly coveted by collectors. Size with borders: 33cm x 28cm (full size as removed from the original volume). 

Note: Roger Quarm, curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum stated "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years Jenkins' Naval Achievements has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints. It is the quality of accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable". 

 Condition report: Quality of the colouring excellent, colouring unfaded & bright. Never previously framed and still complete with extra border where pulled from the original volume.

Provenance: A complete 1817 Naval Achievements  volume was acquired from Christie's auction house in 1989. The volume had badly damaged covers, and four of the original plates missing. The covers were discarded and the plates held in a folio until consigned to ULRIC of ENGLAND.

 


Price:

£ 275.00

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