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Creator:
Print made by Peter P. Benazech, 1767–1794
after Francis Swaine, 1730–1782, British
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Published by Henry Parker, 1725–1809, British
Title:
The Brave Captain Tyrrill in the Buckingham of 66 Guns and 472 Men, Defeating the Florissant, Aigrette & Atalante, Three French Ships of War, 3rd November, 1758
Date:
ca. 1760
Medium:
Line engraving and etching, hand colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/2 x 21 inches (36.9 x 53.4 cm), Plate: 13 3/8 x 18 5/16 inches (34 x 46.5 cm), and Image: 10 1/8 x 17 5/8 inches (25.7 x 44.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "54371 | a1 - "

Lettered, in black ink, upper right: "3"; lower left under image:"Fran.s Swain Pinx.t"; lower right under image: "P. Benazech Sculp."; lower left: "The Brave Cap,,t Tyrrill in the Buckingham of 66 Guns and 472 Men. | Defeating the Florissant, Aigrette & Atalante, Three French Ships of War, 3,,d Nov,,br 1758. | N.B. The Florizzant 74 Guns.700 Men. Aigrette 38 Guns. 350 Men. Atalante 28 Guns. 250 Men. | These Ships were convoying Dutch Ships with Provisions, &c, &c, to Martinico."; lower center: "Printed for Robert Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street, Hen.y Parker at N. 82"; lower right: "(paragraph to left translated in French"; lower right: "3"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.13188
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | cannons | clouds | Dutch | English | flags | French | galleons | man-of-war | marine art | men-of-war | military art | naval ships | ocean | sails | ships | warships | waves (natural events)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37726
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