The Monmouth of 64 Guns taking the Foudroyant a French Man of War of 84 Guns, on the 28th of Feb.y 1758 in the MediterraneanIn this Action the English had 30 kill'd (including the Gallant Commander) & 80 wounded, the French 50 kill'd & 150 wounded [...]
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No.53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770]
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, 6 in right top corner; platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid on card as issued.
The interception of the French flagship Foudroyant by three British ships of the line, the Monmouth (firing at the Foudroyant in the centre), Swiftsure, and Hampton Court (both of which are on the right). The action took place during the Battle of Cartagena during the Seven Years' War in which a British fleet blockaded a French fleet off the Spanish port. Engraved after the painting by Francis Swain in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (BHC0383) and one of a series of prints recording celebrated naval battles made from Swain's works recording celebrated naval battles which were probably reduced copies of other engravings issued by the same publisher.
Parker 60 (not in, although a larger engraving, probably from the same picture by Swain, is listed and dated to c.1770)
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