To Admiral Earl Howe Commander in Chief; Admirals Lord Graves, and Lord Bridport, Commanders in the Van and the Rear_ The Vice Admirals, Sir George Bowyer Bart. Benj.n. Caldwell Esqr. Sir. Allan Gardner Bart. and Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Pasley Bart. Theseveral Captains and Officers, This view of their gaining the Wind of the Enemy's Fleet on the Evening of the 29th of May 1791 which led to their Splendid Victory on the 1st of June following_Is most respectfully inscribed_By their Obedient Servants_R. Dodd & B.B. Evans. This point of Time represents the Queen after having led the Van along the whole of the Enemy's Line to leeward being so much disabled in her Sails & Rigging, and at some distance from the body of the British Fleet, that the French Van bore up in a Formed Line with the intent to cut her off; which was prevented by the Royal Sovereign leading the Van of the British down to her Assistance which caused to French to ware and bear away to leeward.
Pub. by B.B. Evans, London 1795.
Rare aquatint. 487 x 709mm. 19¼ x 28".
The Glorious First of June (Third Battle of Ushant) of 1794 was the first and the largest fleet action of the naval conflict between Great Britain and the French Republic during the French Revolutionary Wars.. Lord Howe led the Britich Fleet against the French Atlantic Fleet, commanded by Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse.
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