Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Nathaniel Parr, active 1742–1751, British

after Peter Monamy, 1681–1749, British

Title:
The taking of the Princessa a Spanish Man of War, April 8, 1740 by His Majesties Ships the Lenox, Kent, and Oxford
Medium:
Hand-colored engraving on wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/2 x 18in. (31.8 x 45.7cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
--N.B. The Princessa had 68 Guns Mounted, but was capable of Mounting 86 . Her breadth by the Beam, is 50 foot 4 Inches, which is four Inches broader than our first Rates; 152 foot by the Keel, which is two foot longer than our first Rates; 166 foot 3 Inches on the Gun Deck, & draws 26 foot Water abast and 23 1/2 before which is a great deal more than our first Rates draw. She had 600 Men on board, 200 of whom were killed. Her Commander was an Old experienced Officer & bravely fought the Ship for 6 hours. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament. London Printed for Bowles & Carver No 69 St. Pauls Church Yard, & Robert Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1995.13.132
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
marine art | ship | sea | navy | sailors | sails
Currently On View:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4525