View of Acre & H.M. Ship Le Tigre.
Edw.d Orme Excudit. [n.d. c.1819.]
Aquatint with added hand colour. 295 x 400mm (11¾ x 15¾"). Trimmed. Chip to paper upper left corner.
A view of St John of Acre (now Akka, Israel) from the sea, with HMS Le Tigre seen in the foreground. The draughtsman F.B. Spilsbury was a surgeon on board Le Tigre, which together with the H.M.S. Theseus, under the command of Commodore Sir Sydney Smith, was sent on a naval mission to the Holy Land and Syria. This operation was launched as part of the overall mission to counter the military campaigns of Napoleon in the Middle East in 1799 and 1800. Spilsbury's original on-site sketches of famous sites and local peoples were redrawn in London by Daniel Orme and reproduced in printed form, as here.
See RMG: PAF4679; Parker: 144A.
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