The Enemy's strikeing their Flags / Battle of the Nile 1798
[Printed for Rob. Sayer Fleet Street]
Mezzotint with etching on wove paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Small margins.
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770) given a new title to capitalise on current affairs. The original mezzotint ground was very worn by this point and etched outlines were added to help make the forms recognisable. The printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776), who was most likely dead by the time of the battle, had made a set of four naval prints in addition to the hunting scenes for which he was best known. At the time of the Battle of the Nile they were all republished (this print, the fourth in the set, originally bore just the first part of the title, along with parallel text in French).
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 37202] £220.00