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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 Monmouth of 64 Guns, taking the Foudroyant a French Man of War of 84 Guns on the 28th of Feb. 1758 in the Mediterranean,....
Date:
ca. 1760
Medium:
Line engraving and etching with hand colored ink on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 5/8 x 21 1/16 inches (37.1 x 53.5 cm), Plate: 13 3/16 x 18 3/8 inches (33.5 x 46.7 cm), and Image: 11 5/8 x 17 11/16 inches (29.5 x 45 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "A/- | S (?or 5) 4372"

Lettered, in black ink, upper right: "2"; lower left under image: "The Monmouth of 64 Guns, taking the Foudroyant a French Man o fWar of 84 Guns on the 18th,, of Feb,, | 1758,in the Mediterranean. _______ | In this Action the English had 30 kill'd (including the Gallant Commander) & so Wounded, the French | 50 kill'd & 150 Wounded. N.B. The Monmouth Carries 12 & 23 Pounders. The Foudroyant 24 & 42. _______"; lower right under image: "(Same text translated into French)"; lower left: "Francis Swain Pinx."; lower center: "Rob.t Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street and Hen. Parker, opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhikk."; lower right: "2".

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.13190
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | cannons | clouds | destruction | flags | man-of-war | marine art | men-of-war | military art | moon | moonlight | naval ships | night | ocean | raft | sails | ships | shipwreck | warships
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37730
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