The Barge of the Adventure saving the Crew of a Bombard [ms]
Lithograph, printed area and text 130 x 170mm (5 x 6¾"). Very rare.
This print probably shows the crew of the HMS Adventure coming to the aid of shipwrecked sailors, perhaps off the coast of North Africa. The printmaker, Mary Anne Theresa Whitby (1784-1850) appears to have spent time in Italy and North Africa in the 1820s or before, and the Adventure was in Leptis Magna, near Tripoli in modern-day Libya, in 1817. Whitby inherited the country seat of Newlands, Hampshire in 1819, on the death of naval officer Sir William Cornwallis, and established a private press there to print lithographs by herself and others.
Ex Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for Whitby, see refs. 35710, 35711 etc
[Ref: 37544] £180.00