A Chinese Junk of 1000 Tons.Visited by Boats of the Modeste Frigate, off the South Coast of Borneo, August 1811.
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.
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