The French attacked Toulon by Land, when it was evacuated by the English Fleet, December 19th 1793.
Etching with hand-colouring with very large margins, platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Tear in centre of image.
The Fall of Toulon in 1793, an early Republican victory over a Royalist rebellion. After the royalists called for aid, the British admiral Sir Samuel Hood committed British, Spanish, Piedmontese and Neapolitan troops to assist. Nonetheless, the republicans (including a young captain, Napoleon Bonaparte) defeated the allies after their captain, Charles O'Hara, was taken prisoner. Part of a set of battle scenes published by the popular printmakers Laurie & Whittle soon after the actions had taken place.
For O'Hara during the siege see ref. 31423; for Sir Samuel Hood, see ref. 1885 and 12186.
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