Earl Howe's Decisive Victory Over the Grand French Fleet on the 1st of June 1794.
Watercolour ink and wash, 18th century watermarked paper, unique. Sheet 430 x 650mm (17 x 25½"). Wear to edges, two tears, crease through middle.
A naïve illiustration of the Third Battle of Ushant (The Glorious First of June), in which the British navy sank or captured seven French ships but failed to stop a vital convoy of supplies reaching France. Keys name the ships and give statistics for each fleet. It appears that this is an original work: we have been unable to trace a published source.
Provenance: Hermitage Hexham.
[Ref: 30298] £1,650.00