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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 Glorious Defeat of the French Fleet under the Command of Marshal Conflans, off Belle-Isle, on the 20th of November, 1759, ...

Date:
ca. 1759
Medium:
Line engraving and etching, hand colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/16 x 20 11/16 inches (36 x 52.5 cm), Plate: 13 3/16 x 18 5/16 inches (33.5 x 46.5 cm), and Image: 11 7/16 x 17 1/2 inches (29 x 44.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, in black ink, upper right: "5"; lower left under image: "Designed and Painted by Swaine"; lower right under image: "P Benazech Sculp."; lower left: "(Table of the English ships listing number of ships, and the guns and men each ship contains)"; below the table on lower left: "NB The resolution of ...74 | Essex ...... 64 } Run on Shore in Persuit | & after saving many Stores | their Remains were burnt."; lower center: "The Glorious DEFEAT of the French Fleet under the Command of Marshal Conflans, off Belle-Isle, on the 20th of November 1759, by a Fleet of HIS MAJESTY'S SHIPS under the Command of the Hon:ble Sir EDWARD HAWKE Admiral of the Blue and Knight of the most Hon:ble Order of the Bath &c, Whereby they were prevented Escorting a Body of Forces to Invade the British Dominions.~ | [...water damage...] and Rob:t Sayer in Fleet Street."; lower right: "(Table of the French ships listing names, number of ships, and the guns and men each ship contains, and fates of the ships annotated beside each ship)"; lower far right corner: "5".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.13189
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | cannons | clouds | defeat | destruction | flags | French | galleons | man-of-war | marine art | ocean | sails | ships | ships of the line | sloops (warships) | soldiers | victory | war | warships | waves (natural events)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37729
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