A Calme. Calme.
Published 12.th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle. 53, Fleet Street, London.
Coloured engraving. Plate 300 x 400mm. 11¾ x 15¾". Tatty margins, stain in title, creases and repairs.
Ships at anchor in a still-water bay, crews in dinghies row, the fleet leader fires a cannon to the right; fishermen in the near foreground, after Peter Monamy (1681-1749). London-born painter Monamy (he was born in the Minories and baptized at St Botolphs Aldgate) 'emerges with Samuel Scott as one of the two leading figures in the first generation of British marine painters [...] he worked industriously for at least forty years and has left us a rich heritage of paintings illustrating the nation's naval history in the first half of the 18th century' (E.H.H. Archibald, 'Dictionary of Sea Painters').
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