Etching, book illustration?, sheet 115 x 165mm. 4½ x 6½". Trimmed within plate.
Damaged British warships in front of Gibraltar, perhaps in the immediate aftermath of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805; with partially missing masts or sails with holes, damaged by cannon fire. Perhaps the vessels include Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, which made her way to Gibraltar for repairs, carrying Nelson's body, after the battle.
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