Skelt's Views. No 3. Captain MacBride in the Artois, taking two Dutch Privateers on the Dogger Bank.
Engraving, rare. 175 x 280mm, 7 x 11".
Part of the Battle of the Dogger Bank, 5th August 1781, during the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War at the same time of the American War of Independence. It was a bloody encounter between a British squadron under Vice Admiral Sir Hyde Parker and a Dutch squadron under Vice Admiral Zoutman, both of which were escorting convoys. Although the Dutch claimed victory, their fleet stayed in harbour for the rest of the war, leaving the British in control of the North Sea. An insurance document dated 1835, held in the National Archives, lists 'Matthew and Martin Skelt, 11 Swan Street Minories, copper plate printers, publishers and dealers in prints, stationery and fancy ornaments'.
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