[The Landing of the British Troops in Egypt on the 8th of March 1801.]
London Pub.d 1803 by Anth.y Cardon No 31 Clipstone Street Fitzroy Square.
Stipple, scratched-letter working proof, framed. 620 x 820mm, 24½ x 32¼". Slight spotting. Unexamined out of frame.
The second Battle of Aboukir Bay, in which a British army of 5,000 led by General Ralph Abercromby landed along the beach to dislodge an entrenched French detachment of 2,000 under General Louis Friant. They did so, but not before 1,100 British troops were lost. The finished print was published in 1804, with a dedication to the officers involved and a remarque of the trophies of war. From 'de Loutherbourg's Campaigns in Egypt and Italy'.
Government Art Collection: 1533. Ogilby 568: 1. See 22852 for keyplate.
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