A Close Engagement.Combat Bord a Bord 3.
[first impression c.1760-70, this impression c.1790]
Mezzotint with etching on laid paper, platemark 250 x 350mm (9¾ x 13¾"). Very large margins
Reissued print (originally made c.1760-1770), with etched outline added to the worn mezzotint ground to help disinguish the forms. The original printmaker Thomas Burford (b.1710, d. in or after 1776) was most likely dead by the time this impression was printed. This plate was originally the third plate (see number lower left) in a set of four prints on the stages of a naval battle. Following the Battle of the Nile in 1798 the titles of the prints were changed to capitalise on interest in the event.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37204] £250.00