To the Brave Garrison of Gibraltar, in particular to the R.t Hon:ble Lie:t Gen:l Sir George Augustus Elliott K.B. & Brigadier Sir Roger Curtis;This Plate Representing the Destruction of the Spanish Battering Ships, before Gibraltar, on the Night of the 13th Sep.r 1782, as a Testimony of Admiration & Gratitude, is most humbly Inscribed by W.m Hamilton. Arch.d Robertson.
Publish'd as the Act directs, March 25th 1783 by Mr. Robertson No.15 Charles Street, St. James's Square, and Mess.rs Sayer and Bennett Fleet Street.
Fine & rare aquatint with etching. Platemark: 460 x 650mm (18 x 25½"). Large margins.
A scene depicting the defeat of the floating batteries at Gibraltar during the Great Siege of Gibraltar. The Governor of Gibraltar, General George Augustus Eliott (1717 - 1790), is seen standing in the lower right, pointing to the defeated Spanish sailors by the British. On 25th May 1777 Eliott was appointed Governor of Gibraltar, and promoted to General in 1778.
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