The Gallant Action off the Isle of Man where the brave Cap.t Elliott defeated and took the Marshal Belleisle, Commanded by the famous Thurot and two other French Ships of War, the 28th of Feb.y 1760.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No.53 in Fleet Street.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, 5 in right top corner; platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid on card as issued.
Action off the Isle of Man during the Seven Years' War in which Captain Elliott engaged a French squadron headed for the north coast of Ireland. The French were commanded by 'the famous Thurot' (Francois Thurot, 1727-1760), privateer, smuggler and captain, who was killed during the battle. From of a series of prints made from paintings by marine painter Francis Swain (c.1719-82) recording celebrated naval battles which were probably reduced copies of other engravings issued by the same publisher.
Parker 66 (not in, although a larger engraving, probably from the same picture by Swain, is listed and dated to c.1770)
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