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The Royal Navy.
The Royal Navy. Dedicated to Admiral Sir Thomas Sabine Pasley, Bar.t, Capt.n H.S. Hillyar C.B., and the Officers of H.M.S. The Royal Oak.
Drawn By Orlando Norie & T.G. Dutton. Engraved By W. Summers.
Published, October 1st. 1869, by R. & A. Ackermann, 191, Regent Street, London.
Aquatint printed in colour and finished by hand, 515 x 820mm. 20¼ x 32¼". Repaired tears into plate from margin; image unaffected.
An impressive view on board H.M.S The Royal Oak showing the uniforms of the different ranks of seamen. Each is captioned below the image. After Orlando Norie (1832 - 1901).
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View of Acre & H.M. Ship Le Tigre.
View of Acre & H.M. Ship Le Tigre.
Sketched on the Spot by F.B. Spilsbury, and Drawn by D.l Orme. Jeakes Aquaforte.
Edw.d Orme Excudit. [n.d. c.1819.]
Aquatint with added hand colour. 295 x 400mm (11¾ x 15¾"). Trimmed. Chip to paper upper left corner.
A view of St John of Acre (now Akka, Israel) from the sea, with HMS Le Tigre seen in the foreground. The draughtsman F.B. Spilsbury was a surgeon on board Le Tigre, which together with the H.M.S. Theseus, under the command of Commodore Sir Sydney Smith, was sent on a naval mission to the Holy Land and Syria. This operation was launched as part of the overall mission to counter the military campaigns of Napoleon in the Middle East in 1799 and 1800. Spilsbury's original on-site sketches of famous sites and local peoples were redrawn in London by Daniel Orme and reproduced in printed form, as here.
See RMG: PAF4679; Parker: 144A.
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The Honest Tars and Marines of the Argonaut.
The Honest Tars and Marines of the Argonaut. Contributing Nobly against the Enemies of Old England...
Published 12.th March 1798, by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Etching. Plate: 250 x 200mm (9¾ x 8"). Cracks and tears in edges.
A view on board HMS Argonaut showing the sharing of the reward for the capture of the French ship Esperance in 1795. Argonaut was originally a French ship called Jason caught by the British Navy in 1782 and renamed.
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Armed lugger close hauled with all sails set.
Armed lugger close hauled with all sails set.
Drawn on stone by J. Rogers
Printed by Rowney & Forster. [Published by T. McLean. 26, Haymarket. n.d., c.1824]
Coloured lithograph, 275 x 420mm. 10¾ x 16½".
A lugger, a small sailing vessel setting lugsails on two or more masts.
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[Naval battle and drinking horn]
[Naval battle and drinking horn]
F v: Bleyswyck Fecit [c.1710]
Two engravings, each approx. 110 x 135mm (4¼ x 5¼"). Partly glued to backing sheet.
Two engravings, one of which is signed by François van Bleyswyck (1671-1746), Leiden-based engraver mostly of book illustrations.
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Machine Infernale
Machine Infernale dirigee par les Anglais, Pour incendier Saint Malo. ['Details de la Machine' key lettering below image, brief history of use of incendary ships by the English below that.]
Beauble nee Gipoulou, del. Beauble fils. Sculp.
A Paris chez Beauble fils, Graveur de Geographie et d'Ecriture, Rue des Anglais, N.8. [n.d., c.1805.] Depose a la Bibliotheque.
Engraved plan in the form of a cross-section of a ship's hull, 308 x 199mm. Some creasing and soiling to margins.
A French explanation of the English innovation of cramming unmanned merchant ships with incendiaries, used to destroy harbour defences. Admiral John Benbow arrived off St. Malo, a walled port city in Brittany, in the middle of November 1693 and immediately started firing mortars over the wall in to the town and among the sheltering French ships. This continued for three days and on the fourth night he prepared to send in the first Infernal ever used by the Royal Navy. Benbow intended to manoeuvre the barque under the town's sea wall but it struck a rock and the engineers were forced to light the fuses and row for their lives. The vessel burned for some time but eventually blew up. The force of the explosion rocked the town like an earthquake. It blew the roofs off three hundred houses and broke all the glass and earthenware for miles around. The capstan, which weighed two hundred pounds, flew in to the air and, when it landed, completely levelled a house. Large parts of the sea wall collapsed. If Benbow had had a force of Marines he would undoubtedly have been able to take the town. He was given the task of repeating his success at Dunkirk but the Infernal proved less effective and the Admiralty dropped their use.
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Adm.l Bembow, courageously commanding his Men to fight, after his Leg was shattered to Pieces.
Adm.l Bembow, courageously commanding his Men to fight, after his Leg was shattered to Pieces.
[n.d., c.1730.]
Engraving. Sheet size: 220 x 250mm (8¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed inside lower plate.
A scene illustrating the events of August 24th 1702, when Admiral John Benbow’s right leg was shattered by French fire. He remained on deck until his captains compelled him to return to Jamaica. There he had two of them court-martialed for insubordination and shot. Benbow died of his wounds and was buried in Kingston. Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treasure Island opens with a scene set in an inn named the Admiral Benbow.
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A View of Blackwall, with Part of the Dock Yard.
A View of Blackwall, with Part of the Dock Yard. This View was taken at the Launch of the Bombay Castle, a 74 Gun Ship, Built at the Expense of the Honb.le East India Company, and presented by them to his Majesty.
Painted & Engraved by R. Dodd.
Publish'd March 25.th 1789, by J.no. & Jos.h Boydell, N.o 90, Cheapside London.
Aquatint with etching. 700 x 450mm (27½ x 17¾"). A few small repairs.
A view of the launch of Bombay Castle, built by the East India Company and then presented to the Navy at Blackwall Docks on the River Thames showing various ships being built in the dry docks, storehouses and workmen. In the foreground well dressed men and woman watch the launch from small rowing boats.
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[British Vessels at Sea.]
[British Vessels at Sea.]
[Pencil signature:] Frank H. Mason.
[n.d. c.1939.]
Etching. 190 x 388mm. 7½ x 15½".
British Naval vessels at sea. Frank Henry Mason (1876 - 1965) was a cadet on HMS Conway. Having served in the Royal Navy in the First World War, Mason became a war artist, with several such images held at the Imperial War Museum. Between the wars he became a full-time artist, working as an illustrator, a poster artist for railway companies, and supplying posters and postcards for shipping companies. From 1900 onwards he exhibited at the RA, and was awarded R.I. in 1929. Mason illustrated the book North Sea Fishers and Fighters in 1911, and was a 'significant artist of marine and coastal scenes, as well as an illustrator of shipping books'.
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Sir Rob.t. Calder's Action, July 22.nd. 1805.
Sir Rob.t. Calder's Action, July 22.nd. 1805.
Painted by T. Whitcombe. Engraved by T. Sutherland.
Publish'd March 1. 1817, at Strand, for J. Jenkins's Naval Achievements.
Handcoloured aquatint. Plate: 300 x 215mm, (11¾ x 8½"). Very large margins.
A scene showing the action between the British fleet under the command of Sir Robert Calder and a Franco-Spanish fleet under Admiral Villeneuve and Admiral Don F. Gavina near Ferrol. From 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the Year 1793-1817' by J.Jenkins.
Parker: 175.
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Captain Warner's Experiment.
Captain Warner's Experiment. On Saturday July 20th 1844 Captain Warner's invention to destroy a vessel was tried at Brighton with Complete Success, the Ship destroyed was the "John O'Gaunt" a Noble Vessel of full Three Hundred Tons Burthen and presented for that purpose by Mr. Soame, an Eminent Merchant. She was towed opposite the Bettery, about a Mile and a Quarter out at Sea, by a Small Steam Tug. "The Sir William Wallace" on board of which was Captain Warner and his apparatus, at a distance from her of nearly 300 Yards,upon a Signal being given from the Battery, and the Gallant Captain answering all was ready, almost In stantaneously, a Volulme of Smoke and Water rose in the air which for the Moment concealed the Vessel, on its clearing disclosed her a Total Wreck, and She sund in upwards of Thirty Feet of Water, Thus, within Three minutes by means of this Awful discovery, was the work of devastation Silently and Surely. Completed.
Day & Haghe Lith to the Queen. R. H. Nibbs.
Published by W. H. Mason, Printseller & Publisher to the Queen, Repository of Arts, 81 Kings Road Brighton, July 27th 1844. ___ London, Ackermann and Compy.
Tinted lithograph. 250 x 350mm image.
Built in 1830 'Sir William Wallace' was the first wooden paddle Steam tug of the The Dundee. Perth and London Shipping Company.
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The Champion of England.
The Champion of England. "The Challange". [/] The foe thought he'd struck, but he sung out avast! [/] And the colours of old England he nail'd to the mast!.
Painted by T. H. Maguire/ Engraved by G. S. Shury.
London published February 1st, 1860 by E. Gambart & Co. 25 Berners Street, Oxford Street, Nottingham, Shaw & Sons.
Mezzotint with very large margins. 720 x 550mm. (28¼ x 21½"). Rare.
John Crawford clinging to the top of a masthead on the ship 'Venerable', during the battle of Camperdown, holding a hammer, having nailed the Union Jack to the mast, looking up to right. Inscribed underneath image is a dedication from Shaw & Sons to the owner of the original, 'J.L. Thackeray, Esq.
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Immersion d'une Caisse Conique faite en l'année 1785 sur la Rade de Cherbourg.
Immersion d'une Caisse Conique faite en l'année 1785 sur la Rade de Cherbourg.
Gravée d'apres les Dessins Originaux de P. Freret Peintre.
A Paris chez Tilliard Graveur Quay des Augustines près la rue Pavée No. 42.
Engraving. 320 x 505mm. Trimmed to platemark on three sides, small tear in title area.
A pre-fabricated seafort being positioned and sunk into place.
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A Chinese Junk of 1000 Tons.
A Chinese Junk of 1000 Tons. Visited by Boats of the Modeste Frigate, off the South Coast of Borneo, August 1811.
From a Sketch by T.W.T.
Printed by P.H. De la Motte, Oxford. [n.d., c.1830.]
Sepia lithograph, sheet c.330 x 400mm. 13 x 15¾". Stain lower left, horizontal crease above lower sheet edge.
HMS Modeste was a 36-gun fifth rate frigate of the Royal Navy. Launched in the French Navy in 1786, she served during the first actions of the French Revolutionary Wars until being captured by the British while in harbour at Genoa. She served with distinction in the East Indies, capturing several privateers and enemy vessels, including the French corvette Iéna. She also saw service in a variety of roles, as a troopship, a receiving ship, and a floating battery, until finally being broken up in 1814, as the Napoleonic Wars drew to a close. Artist unidentified.
NMM: PAG8171.
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Boy- 1st Class. John Travers Cornwell V.C.
Boy- 1st Class. John Travers Cornwell V.C. H.M.S Chester. The Battle of Jutland May 31st June 1st 1916.
Frank O. Salisbury. Painted on board H.M.S Chester, for the Admiralty.
Copyright of the Fine Arts Publishing Co. L.td , 15 Green S.t, London, W.C., and published on behalf of the Cornwell Memorial Fund. [n.d., c.1917.]
Scarce photogravure on india; marked in pencil "First Proof". Plate: 850 x 470mm (33½ x 18½"). Foxing in margins.
A portrait of John Travers Cornwell more popularly known as 'Jutland Jack' or 'Boy Cornwell' who is one of the most famous recipients of the Victoria Cross. From an Archive on Frank Salisbury. Awarded Britain's highest order for military bravery at the age of 16, Cornwell became the youngest sailor ever to be decorated with the award and in doing so became a celebrated heroic figure. Cornwell was left manning the gun on HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 after all his companions were killed, Cornwell, though mortally wounded remained in position awaiting orders until the end of the battle. Painted by Frank O. Salisbury (1874-1962) in 1916, this painting brought Salisbury to Royal attention and he went on to paint 25 members of the House of Windsor as well as Churchill, Woodrow Wilson and other important figures of the time.
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The Declaration of War, communicated to the Fleet by Signal by Vice Admiral Sir Charles Napier, K.C.B. at Kioge Bay April 4th. 1854.
The Declaration of War, communicated to the Fleet by Signal by Vice Admiral Sir Charles Napier, K.C.B. at Kioge Bay April 4th. 1854.
From the Original taken on board H.M.S. St. Jean D'Acre by O.W. Brierly, Esq. T.G. Dutton, Lith. Day & Son. Lith.rs to the Queen.
London, Published Sep.r 20 1854, by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand, by Appointment, to H.M. the Queen, H.R.H. Prince Albert, H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent, &c.&c.&c.
Lithograph. 419 x 903mm.16½ 35½".
Admiral Sir Charles John Napier (1786-1860) was a Scottish naval officer whose sixty years in the Royal Navy included service in the Napoleonic Wars, Syrian War and the Crimean War. At the outbreak of the Crimean War, Napier received command of the largest fleet with the Royal Navy had assembled since the Napoleonic Wars, and it was sent to act in the Baltic Sea. It was in 1854, aboard HMS Duke of Wellington that Napied hoisted his flag, joined by Rear-Admirals Armar Lowry Corry, Henry Ducie and James Hanway Plumridge. Despite the lack of men and particularly experienced seamen, Napier, augmented by the French fleet sent by Napoleon III, managed to overawe the Russian Baltic fleet, so much so that they did not leave their moorings.
See NMM: PAI5083. See GAC: 4592.
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The beheading of Captn: Doughty by Drake.
The beheading of Captn: Doughty by Drake.
J: June. Sc.
[n.d. c.1740.]
Engraving. Sheet 100 x 165mm. 4 x 6½".
Thomas Doughty was an English nobleman, soldier, scholar and personal secretary of Christopher Hatton. His association with Francis Drake, on a 1577 voyage to interfere with Spanish treasure fleets, ended in a shipboard trial for treason and witchcraft and Doughty's execution. On July 2, 1578, Thomas Doughty was beheaded.
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To The King This Engraving and Historical Representation of Lord Viscount Duncan's Victory and Admiral De Winter's Resignation on Board the Venerable. Octr. 11th. 1797.
To The King This Engraving and Historical Representation of Lord Viscount Duncan's Victory and Admiral De Winter's Resignation on Board the Venerable. Octr. 11th. 1797. Is most humbly Dedicated by His Majesty's most Loyal Subject and Engraver. Danl. Orme.
Painted by Mr Orme on Board the Venerable. Engraved by Danl. Orme. Historical Engraver to His Majesty & the Prince of Wales.
Published & Sold Augst. 20. 1800 by Danl. Orme at his Gallery No.118. New Bond Street, and Sold by Edwd. Orme Printseller to the King, No.59, New Bond Street.
Etching and stipple with large margins; three framed medallions. Plate 509 x 615mm. 20 x 24½". Trimmed to plate.
Lord Viscount Duncan standing on board the Venerable, gesturing out to left and looking to right, receiving the resignation of the Dutch admiral de Winter, who steps forward wearing a long coat, handing out his sword, while British officers and men gather behind Howe, a man on his knees hurriedly clears away a rope and tackle on the left, another coils a rope to right and others board the ship and file below deck, with ships in the background. Adam Duncan, Viscount Duncan (1731-1804) the Scottish naval officer who was victorious at the battle of Camperdown, 1797. Three accompanying medallions with portraits of Admiral Duncan, De Winter surrendering to Duncan and Britannia with the Lion; "Struck in Honor of Admiral Duncan who defeated the Dutch Fleet October 11, 1797. And in Immortal Remembrance of the Brave Men who Fell in the Action". Probably not contemporary.
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Pavillons des Principaux Etats du Globe.
Pavillons des Principaux Etats du Globe.
Tableau dressépar F. Courin et A. Vuillemin Géographe.
Publié par V.e Turgis, Éditeur , rue Serpente, 10 A Paris. [n.d., c.1880.]
Colour lithograph. 430 x 595mm, 17 x 23¾". Tear in lower edge, laid on canvas.
A map of the world overlaid with a compass rose, surrounded by over 150 ensigns of all countries all over the world, including 24 British, 18 French, 18 Russian and 18 American, as well as Venice, Siam, Burma, Japan & China. Underneath are 28 'Cocarde's (rosettes) of different countries.
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L'Espoir Sloop of 14 Guns & her Prize the Liguria of 44 Guns.
L'Espoir Sloop of 14 Guns & her Prize the Liguria of 44 Guns.
N. Pocock del. W. Ellis sculp.
Publish'd by Bunney & Gold Nov. 1 1801
Aquatint, 130 x 230mm. 5 x 9".
Taken from the Naval Chronicle, vol. vi, p.277. The British ship L'Espoir having defeated the Liguria. The rock of Gibraltar can be seen in the background
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No.3. The Experimental Squadron. Departure from Spithead, July 15.th 1845.
No.3. The Experimental Squadron. Departure from Spithead, July 15.th 1845.
Painted by J.M. Gilbert _ L. Haghe Lith. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published under the especial patronage of the Queen by R.A. Grove, Lymington Hants 1846.
Lithograph. 381 x 552mm. 15 x 21¾".
The experimental squadron, a group of ships sent out to test innovations in ship design. From Spithead the 1845 squadron travelled to Cork and then Plymouth.
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No.2. The Experimental Squadron. Getting under-weigh, at Spithead, July 15th. 1845.
No.2. The Experimental Squadron. Getting under-weigh, at Spithead, July 15th. 1845.
Painted by J.M. Gilbert _ L. Haghe. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published under the especial patronage of the Queen by R.A. Grove, Lymington Hants 1846.
Lithograph. 375 x 558mm. 14¾ x 22".
The experimental squadron, a group of ships sent out to test innovations in ship design. From Spithead the 1845 squadron travelled to Cork and then Plymouth.
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The French Mariner.
The French Mariner. There as I brav'd the storms of fate...
J.W. Harding del. J.W. Harding sculp.
Sold by R. Martin, Book & Printseller, Great Queen, Lincolns Inn Fields.
Lithograph with hand-colour, rare. Sheet: 320 x 260mm (12¼ x 10¼").
A scene in which a mariner, who sits upon a mound, looks out to sea while recounting the tale of his lost friend while the widow weeps behind him.
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A frigate chaseing an American schooner brig.
A frigate chaseing an American schooner brig.
Drawn on stone by J. Rogers
Printed by Rowney & Forster. Published by T. McLean. 26, Haymarket. [n.d., c.1824]
Coloured lithograph, 275 x 420mm. 10¾ x 16½". Very rare; trimmed on left; watermark 'J. Whatman 1824'.
Naval lithograph showing a British frigate chasing what may be an American slave ship.
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A View of the Frigates Stationed in the Hope under the Command of the Elder Brethren of the Trinity House.
A View of the Frigates Stationed in the Hope under the Command of the Elder Brethren of the Trinity House. To the Right honourable William Pitt Colonel, Joseph Cotton Lieut. Colonel, John Travers Major, The Captains, Officers & Volunteers of the Trinity House Royal Artillery Corps, this Print is inscribed by their obedient Servant. William Daniell. Over the Heroine & Lunite are introduced a part of twenty armed vessels furnished to Government by the East India Company for the defence of the Coast from 26 to 16 Guns, The Modeste is removed rom the line to admit of a free passage for the Trade. Dedalus Capt.ns Sir Robt. Preston & Chapman, Vestal Capt.ns Reed & King, Retribution Captns. Pelly & Deffell, Iris Capt.ns Easterby & Hubbart, Herione Lieut. Colonel Cotton, L'unite Captn. Woolmore, Modeste Captns. Barton & Fraser, Quebec Capt.ns Calvert & Laurens, Kings Yacht Sir Harry Burrard Neale, Solebay Major Travers & Captn Curtis, King's Yacht Captn. Grey, Rexource Capt.ns Brown & Sealy. Trinity Yacht.
Drawn, Engraved & Published by William Daniell.
No. 9 Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, London. Jan.y 20. 1804.
Coloured aquatint 740 x 455mm. Backed to support. Slight fading in colour, minor discolouration in margins, minor damage out outer edges of sheet well outside plate mark
A fleet of frigates stationed off Gravesend forming a blockade of the Thames at a time of threat of attack by Napoleonic France. William Daniell (1769–1837), was born in Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey, son of a bricklayer who owned a public house called The Swan in Chertsey. Daniell’s future career was dramatically changed when he was sent to live with his uncle Thomas (1749–1840) after the premature death of his father in 1779. His uncle was an artist and later Royal Academician, and William became his pupil. Uncle and nephew left Britain in April 1785 to voyage throughout China and India. In Calcutta in 1791, they held a lottery of their combined paintings, using the proceeds to continue their travelling and sketching. They returned to Britain in 1794, where they put their experiences to use in exhibition-size oil paintings. Daniell’s ‘View of the East India Fleet in the Sunda Strait’ reflects his travels, and in 1819 he published an illustrated book A Picturesque Voyage to India by way of China. He made sketching tours throughout the British countryside, publishing A Voyage Around Great Britain (1814–25). Around this time, in 1821, he was elected a Royal Academician. His shipping scenes, such ‘A Bird’s-Eye View of the East India Dock at Blackwell’ (National Maritime Museum, London), were supplemented by greatly admired battle pieces. In 1825, he won a prize of £100 for a pair of the ‘Battle of Trafalgar’, exhibited at the British Institution. He continued to work until his death 12 years later.
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Geriah Fort.
Geriah Fort.
Publish'd as the Act directs, by Ja.s Mackgowan & Wm. Davis, May 12.th 1781.
Engraving. Plate 184 x 248mm. 7¼ x 9¾".
British-commanded Indo-Portuguese naval force which attacked the base of the Maratha pirate Tulagee Angria on the 13th of February 1756. The British Admirals Pocock and Watson with their Indo-Portuguese manned naval force (the first time such a mixed force had been used in a military situation) were attempting to suppress Tulagee Angria who had been attacking Portuguese and English shipping.
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[Siege of Gibraltar, 1704-5]
[Siege of Gibraltar, 1704-5] Ponty word geslagen, in de baey van Gibraltar (sie deese ook in de voorige) [...]
P: Schenk exc: Amst: C.P.
Etching, sheet 150 x 190mm (6 x 7½"). Trimmed; glued to backing sheet; foxing.
The Twelfth Siege of Gibraltar (1704-5) during the War of the Spanish Succession, in which combined Spanish and French forces laid siege to the town, which had been captured earlier in 1704 by an Anglo-Dutch naval force. After nine months the siege was finally abandoned by the French and Spanish. From a series of prints showing conflicts in the War of the Spanish Succession, published in Amsterdam by Pieter Schenck.
For other prints from the same series see refs.38651-2
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The distressed situation of the Crew of the Guardian Frigate after having struck upon an Island of Ice, Dec.r 23; 1789.
The distressed situation of the Crew of the Guardian Frigate after having struck upon an Island of Ice, Dec.r 23; 1789. Engraved for Ashburton's History of England.
Publish'd Dec.r 24, 1791 W. & J. Stratford, No 112 Holborn Hill.
Engraving. 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12¼"). Bottom edge ragged. Large margins on 3 sides.
A heroic story. HMS Guardian was transporting stores and convicts to Australia when, two weeks past the Cape of Good Hope, an attempt to get drinking water from an iceberg turned bad, gashing a hole in the hull. After attempts to use a sail to cover the hole failed most of the crew abandoned ship, but Captain Edward Riou manged to steer the ship 400 leagues back to South Africa, taking nine weeks. Riou ran the Guardian aground and soon after a hurricane broke the ship up. At the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801, Nelson gave Riou command of all frigates and smaller boats. During the battle he was torn in two by a cannonball. From Charles Alfred Ashburton's 'A new and complete history of England, from the first settlement of Brutus... to the year 1793', published complete in 1795.
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[A sepia watercolour and 4 sketches of naval scenes.]
[A sepia watercolour and 4 sketches of naval scenes.]
[Captain Peter William Hamilton, R.N., 1812-1868.]
[n.d., 1833-42.]
Two monochrome watercolours, an ink sketch and two pencil sketches. Largest 190 x 250mm, 7½ x 9¾".
Two marine views, including two showing ships in distress. Hamilton's active naval career spanned 1833 to 1842, during which he saw service in Jamaica, the Mediterranean 1835-36 and Iberia in 1836-7. His last active service was during the First Opium War (1839-42), seeing action at Hong Kong which he also recorded in his sketch album.
From a sketchbook compiled by Hamilton.
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To Sir Peter Parker Bart. Vice Admiral of the White. This Representation of the distressed situation of his Majestys Ships Hector and Bristol when Dismasted in the Great Hurrican Octr. 6th. 1780. in Late.28.20.N. Longe. 72.1.W. when they were with great
To Sir Peter Parker Bart. Vice Admiral of the White. This Representation of the distressed situation of his Majestys Ships Hector and Bristol when Dismasted in the Great Hurrican Octr. 6th. 1780. in Late.28.20.N. Longe. 72.1.W. when they were with great difficulty prevented driving on board each other, and the Hector's guns thrown overboard to prevent the Ship from foundering. Is most humbly dedicated by his most devoted and obedient humble Servant. Willm. Elliott. Bristol 50 Toby Cautfield Esqr. Hector 74 Sir John Hamilston Bart.
Drawn by Lieut. Willm. Elliott. Engraved by V. Green Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty & to the Elector Palatine.
Publish'd April 30th. 1784, by Wm. Elliott, near the Chapel, Gosport.
Coloured mezzotint. 274 x 395mm. 10¾ x 15½".
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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H.M S. Anson.
H.M S. Anson. To Comdr. Rendell [in pencil.]
C.H. Baskett del et imp. [pencil signature.]
[n.d., c.1945.]
Aquatint on laid paper, dedicated by the artist, 230 x 350mm. 9 x 13¾". Mild paper discoloration.
HMS Anson was a King George V-class battleship of the Royal Navy, named after Admiral George Anson. She was built by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Shipyard and launched on 24 February 1940, being completed on 22 June 1942. Anson saw service in the Second World War. Charles Henry Baskett (British, 1872 - 1953).
[Ref: 20228]   £220.00  
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H.M.S. Renown. [pencil.]
H.M.S. Renown. [pencil.]
S.C. Rowles signed in pencil.
[n.d., c.1920.]
mild foxing.
HMS Renown, battlecruiser completed 1916, one of only four battlecruisers to survive the Second World War, but sold for scrap in 1948. Stanley Charles Rowles, born 1887, studied at the Royal College of Art 1905-1911, then the Putney School of Art and Battersea Polytechnic School of Art. He was headmaster of West Bromwich Municipal School of Art, begore moving to London. He exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery and Royal Academy.
[Ref: 16956]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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H.M.S. Twickenham
H.M.S. Twickenham Designed and Lithographed at the Twickenham School of Art in Aid of our Warship Week March 21-28 1942
Vernon P. Milner 1942 15/20
Lithograph, rare, printed area 290 x 195mm (11½ x 7¾").
Lithograph produced in aid of the war effort by a student at the Twickenham School of Art.
Private Collection.
[Ref: 43675]   £230.00  
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Nelson's Flag Ship The Victory at Portsmouth [in plate; also titled 'The Victory at Portsmouth' in pencil by artist.]
Nelson's Flag Ship The Victory at Portsmouth [in plate; also titled 'The Victory at Portsmouth' in pencil by artist.]
J. Hutchnson 1899. [Dated and signed in plate; pencil signature.]
Etching, 125 x 330mm. 5 x 13". A fine impression.
A charming etching in a naive style; HMS Victory at the centre of the composition. After the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar Victory took Nelson's body back to England where, after lying in state at Greenwich, he was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral on 6 January 1806. Her active career ended on 7 November 1812, when she was moored in Portsmouth Harbour off Gosport and used as a depot ship. In 1889, Victory was fitted up as a Naval School of Telegraphy. She soon became a proper Signal School, and signal ratings from ships paying off were sent to Victory, instead of the barracks, for a two-month training course. The School remained on Victory until 1904.
Guichard: pg.72, Appendix 1 'Minor Etchers'.
[Ref: 20230]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Homecoming.]
[The Homecoming.]
Bernard Carr [pencil signature.]
[n.d. c.1900.]
Etching. Plate 217 x 285mm. 8½" x 11¼".
A view of a small sailing boat coming into the dock, where people are awaiting its arrival.
[Ref: 9344]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Idrografia.
Idrografia.
[Coronelli.]
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 425 x 284mm. 16¾ x 11¼", Wormholes outside platemark.
Title page to 'Idrografia', by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, official cartographer to the Doge of Venice and Louis XIV of France.
[Ref: 25089]   £320.00  
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H.M.S. Impregnable In a Gale of Wind.
H.M.S. Impregnable In a Gale of Wind. Of [sic] the Island Sardinia Oct.br 29. 1841.
[Anon., c.1841 Maltese School]
Lithograph, sheet 270 x 310mm (10½ x 12¼"). Trimmed around image and text; glued to backing shee; some surface loss and small tears.
HMS Impregnable, a navy ship launched in 1810, off the coast of Sardinia. The ship saw service in the Mediterranean from 1841-3. Previously it was involved in the bombardment of Algiers in 1816, in which the ship was severely damaged and lost many men. According to the Royal Museums Greenwich, which holds a copy of the print, it was made by Joseph (Giovanni) Schranz (1803-53), Maltese topographical artist. Schranz's father Anton (1767-1839) was a German artist who migrated to Minorca (where he married) and subsequently to Malta. Joseph and his brother Antonio (1801- after 1865) operated a lithographic establishment as the Schranz Brothers.
For the ship's commander Edward Bruce see ref.17307.
[Ref: 47290]   £230.00  
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Plate. 2.  Jack in the Bilboes, From M.r Dibdin's celebrated Song, call'd My Poll & my partner Joe.
Plate. 2. Jack in the Bilboes, From M.r Dibdin's celebrated Song, call'd My Poll & my partner Joe. Till woe is me so lubberly, The press gang came and pressed me.
Painted by G.Morland. Engrav'd by W.Ward.
Pub. As the Act directs Sept 19: 1790 by P.Cornman, Great Newport Street.
A very rare mezzotint. 400 x 455mm. Platemark cracked losing margins at top and bottom left; paper age-toned.
A pressgang seizing a waterman on the morning of his wedding day.
Frankau 169; NMM PAH7342 . Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4293]   £260.00  
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Jack's Trump of Defiance
Jack's Trump of Defiance
G. Cruikshank fec.t
London Pub.d April 1825 by J Robins & Co Ivy Lane P N Row
Etching and aquatint with hand-colouring, sheet 190 x 250mm (7½ x 9¾").
One of twelve etchings by George Cruikshank illustrating 'Greenwich Hospital: a series of Naval Sketches, descriptive of the Life of a Man-of-War's Man. By an Old Sailor' (London: 1826). These illustrations were some of Cruikshank's first after the famous caricaturist began his second career as a book illustrator, in which he worked with Charles Dickens amongst others. A related drawing is in the Morgan Library & Museum, New York.
Abbey 226.2
[Ref: 43331]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Launch of a 74.
Launch of a 74.
[Anon, c.1810.]
Aquatint with hand-colouring, very rare; sheet 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7"). Title pasted separately to bottom of image; trimmed to image.
The launch of a 74 gun ship, with large crowds watching. Illustration from a scrapbook.
[Ref: 32468]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Marine Royalle d'Angleterre.
Marine Royalle d'Angleterre.
[n.d. c.1780].
Very fine and decorative manuscript table in pen and coloured ink with occasional watercolour wash. Sheet 755 x 355mm.
An accurate and detailed contemporary list of ships serving in the Royal Navy as recorded by a French hand. Divided into 3 principal sections, 'Vaisaux. De Lignes', 'Batus. Armes' and 'Fregates', there are columns of named ships with figures for their guns and souls aboard. All the information is collated into a 'Resultat' table at the bottom which records a total figure of 308 vessels carrying 13788 canon and 115240 men. Laid paper, watermarked 'Honig & Zoonen', well-known Dutch papermakers between 1737 and 1787 of Zaandyk, Holland.
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[Set of Twelve Plates of Maritime Flags.]
[Set of Twelve Plates of Maritime Flags.]
A Amsterdam chez P. Mortier Avec Privil. [n.d., c.1700.]
Twelve plates, each c. 495 x 530mm. Tatty bottom edges, some staining bottom left.
Naval flags of France, England, the Netherlands, Spain, Venice, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Germany & Russia.
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[Maritime ensigns.]
[Maritime ensigns.]
[n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving with original hand colour. Sheet 280 x 375mm (11 x 14¾"). Trimmed from larger sheet. Loss at right corner.
Illustrations of sixty maritime ensigns, including Russian & Eastern flags engraved with colour-coding used so that colourists did not need a sample. For example red is engraved with vertical lines, blue with horizontal lines and gold with dots.
[Ref: 45244]   £260.00  
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Mast=headed.
Mast=headed.
Rowlandson, Del.t W. Read, Sculp.t
Published by W. Simpkin, & R. Marshall, Stationers Court, Ludgate Street. [n.d. c.1818.]
Coloured aquatint, watermarked. 210 x 133mm. Small tear in the publication area.
From "The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy" by John Mitford (1782-1831) was a British naval officer, poet and journalist. Johnny Newcome (a generic term for new recruits) is a clergyman’s son who is forced to leave school and join the navy when his clergyman father loses all his money in a banking crash. He embarks on HMS Capricorn at Sheerness and, under the good captain Dale his career prospers, but in Jamaica yellow fever strikes the ship, Captain Dale dies and is replaced by the bullying Captain Teak, and Johnny regretfully leaves the navy
Ex Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18749]   £40.00   (£48.00 incl.VAT)
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[In pencil underneath the image:]
[In pencil underneath the image:] "ML's" on Patrol-possibly commissioned from Francis Edward Foster (who knew Mason) was on the 'North Sea' Patrol & Commander of "flotilla".
[Pencil signature:] Frank H Mason.
[n.d. c.1920.]
Etching. 254 x 381mm. 10 x 15".
A group of ML ships on patrol in the North Sea. Frank Henry Mason (1876 - 1965) was a cadet on HMS Conway. Having served in the Royal Navy in the First World War, Mason became a war artist, with several such images held at the Imperial War Museum. Between the wars he became a full-time artist, working as an illustrator, a poster artist for railway companies, and supplying posters and postcards for shipping companies. From 1900 onwards he exhibited at the RA, and was awarded R.I. in 1929. Mason illustrated the book North Sea Fishers and Fighters in 1911, and was a 'significant artist of marine and coastal scenes, as well as an illustrator of shipping books'.
[Ref: 17968]   £220.00  
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Morning, or Sun rising. Matin, ou Soleil levant.
Morning, or Sun rising. Matin, ou Soleil levant. From a Painting in the Collection of Baptist May Esq.r
P. Monamy pinx.t Canat Sculp.
Printed for Robert Wilkinson,____38, in Cornhil, & Bowles & Carver.69.St Pauls Church Yard, London.
Fine hand-coloured engraving with very large margins. Plate 300 x 396mm (11¾ x 15½").
A scene of Royal Navy vessels leaving the coast as the sun rises in the background, after Peter Monamy (1681-1749). The engraver named here as 'Canat' is probably P.C. Canot. London-born painter Monamy (he was born in the Minories and baptized at St Botolphs Aldgate) 'emerges with Samuel Scott as one of the two leading figures in the first generation of British marine painters [...] he worked industriously for at least forty years and has left us a rich heritage of paintings illustrating the nation's naval history in the first half of the 18th century' (E.H.H. Archibald, 'Dictionary of Sea Painters').
[Ref: 29959]   £320.00  

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The Northumberland & Myrmidon Conveying Napoleon to the Island of St. Helena, Oct.r 15, 1815.
The Northumberland & Myrmidon Conveying Napoleon to the Island of St. Helena, Oct.r 15, 1815.
T.H. Shepherd, del
Engraving, sheet 70 x 130mm (2¾ x 5"). Rare.
British ships transporting Napoleon to the island of St Helena, where he was taken after surrendering to Captain Frederick Maitland in 1815, and remained until his death in 1821.
[Ref: 41285]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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Warrant Officers  Boatswain.
Warrant Officers Boatswain.
[E. Hull. M. Gauci.]
London, Printed & Published by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. 92, Dean St. 1828.
Lithograph in original colour by hand, rare; sheet 320 x 230mm. 12½ x 9".
A boatswain (also bo's'n, bos'n, or bosun) on the deck of a ship, about to put a whistle to his lips. As deck crew foreman, the boatswain plans the day's work and assigns tasks to the deck crew. A naval uniform plate lithographed by Maxim Gauci for Edward Hull's 'Costume of the British Navy' (18 pls., 1829).
Ogilvy: 466, 6. From Broadlands the Palmerston family.
[Ref: 27404]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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1st Class of Petty Officers.  Midshipman.
1st Class of Petty Officers. Midshipman.
[E. Hull. M. Gauci.]
London: Printed & Published by Engelmann, Graf, Coindet & Co. 92, Dean St. Soho Novr. 1828.
Lithograph in original colour by hand, rare; sheet 320 x 225mm. 12½ x 9". Slight creasing top left
A midshipman is a commissioned officer of the lowest rank, in the Royal Navy. A naval uniform plate lithographed by Maxim Gauci for Edward Hull's 'Costume of the British Navy' (18 pls., 1829).
Ogilvy: 466, 3. From Broadlands the Palmerston family.
[Ref: 27405]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[Flags and Ensigns of the French and British Navy.]
[Flags and Ensigns of the French and British Navy.]
[n.d. c.1840.]
Hand-coloured pen and ink drawing. 89 x 133mm. 3½ x 5¼". Small tears and fold through centre.
A marked compass with keyed flags of the international code with the British and French naval ensigns.
[Ref: 21027]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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