The Prometheus & Melpomene standing into the Gulph of Riga, to meet the boats of the British Squadron, and prizes cut out during the night August 1809.From a drawing by Mr Hood, Midn. of the Melpomene.
Hand coloured aquatint, sheet 150 x 215mm. 6 x 8½". Trimmed within plate.
On July 7th 1809 four British warships attacked eight Russian gunboats in Baro Sound, off the Finnish coast; only one Russian vessel escaped. For James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'.
Parker: 202. NMM: PAD5786.
[Ref: 14896] £220.00