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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

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

ca. 1760
Line engraving and etching, hand colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
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)

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:
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)
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