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Creator:
Print made by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
after Charles Brooking, 1723–1759, British
Published by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
Title:

The Boscawen and Sheerness Privateers

Additional Title(s):

The Boscawen and Sheerness Privateers Engaging a Fleet of French Ships from Martinico, Five of Which Were Taken, One Sunk, and Two Escaped, 1745

Date:
1753
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper, laid on mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/8 x 20 9/16 inches (37.1 x 52.3 cm), Plate: 13 1/4 x 19 inches (33.7 x 48.2 cm), and Image: 11 5/16 x 18 1/16 inches (28.8 x 45.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "403"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Brooking Pinxt."; lower center: "The Boscawen and Sheerness Privateers Engaging a Fleet of French Ships from Martinico | Five of which were taken, one Sunk, & two escaped, 1745. [swirled mark] | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1753. & Sold by J. Boydell Engraver, at the Unicorn, the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside_"; lower right: "Boydell Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11111
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | cannons (artillery) | clouds | damage | destruction | fire | flags | French | galleons | navies | Royal Navy | sails | sea | ships | shipwreck | smoke | war | yachts
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30533
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Susan Rather, The American school : artists and status in the late-colonial and early national era, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2016, pp. 66,67, fig. 50, N6507 .R38 2016 (YCBA)


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