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J. Miller, active 1769–1825
after Richard Wright, ca. 1720–ca. 1775

The Decisive Victory over the Enterprizing Monsieur Thurot (off the Isle of Man)

Materials & Techniques:
Line engraving with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 19 3/8 × 28 1/8 inches (49.2 × 71.5 cm), Plate: 16 15/16 × 24 5/8 inches (43 × 62.5 cm), Image: 14 9/16 × 23 11/16 inches (37 × 60.1 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, on verso lower right: "M1919/2"

Lettered below image, lower left: "Painted by Richd. Wright"; lower: "The two Prints 10 Shillings to be had at Wills Coffee-house opposite the | Admiralty, & Grigsby's Coffee-house side of the Royal Exchange, and at | Mr. Miller's Print Shop in Maiden Lane."; center: "Brilliant Capt. Loggie Guns 36 Men 240. Marshal Belleisle Monsr. Thurot Gund 50 Men 600. Aeolus Capt. Elliot Guns 32 Men 220. La Blonde Capt. Kayee Guns 26 Men 400. Pallas Capt. Clements Guns 36 Men 240. La Terpsichore Capt. Defravandois Guns 26 Men 300. "; lower: " To Capt. ELLIOT and the rest of his Gallant Officers these Prints (a little Monument) of their decisive Victory, | Over The Enterprizing Monsieur THUROT (off the Isle of Man) the 28th. of February 1760, are most humbly Inscribed by Gentlemen Your most Humble. Servant Richard Wright. | Engraved from the Original Painting Drawn from the Real Ships by Permisfsion of Capt. Elliot, in the Collection of a NOBLE-MAN."; lower right: "J. Miller sculp."; lower: "Published according to Act of Parliament May the 30th. 1762."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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