No. 7. [Shipwreck on the Black Rocks, Near Scarborough, Yorkshire.]
Pub. by R. Bowyer, Pall Mall, 1825.
Scarce hand coloured aquatint. Fine colour. Sheet size: 375 x 496mm (14¾ x 19½"). Light toning around edges.
A view of the Black Rocks with a shipwreck lodged by the crashing waves, a spot that is generally the consequence of a failure in attempting to make the Harbour of Scarborough during a hard gale from the North or North-east. Scarborough Castle can be seen in the background with people crowding around, pulling sailors to shore, and helping to rescue others. From the rare folio of 12 plates 'A Selection of Fac-Similes of Water-Colour Drawings, from the Works of the Most Distinguished British Artists', 1825; a first issue, before the title below the image. After Francis Nicholson (1753 - 1844); other striking compositions in the book are contributed by Samuel Prout, Robert Hills, John Smith and William Collins.
Abbey, Life: 197, 7. BL: 003332105.
[Ref: 40030] £220.00