Smugglers Attack'd.From the original Picture in the Collection of Tho.s Sam.l Jollife Esq.r To whom this Plate is respectfully inscribed by his oblidged and obedient Servant B.B.Evans.
Published [***] 1793 by B.B. Evans in the Poultry, London.
Mezzotint, open-letter proof. 500 x 665mm. Some restoration, part of publication line erased.
Companion to 'Smugglers Defeated'. Sir Peter Francis Bourgeois (1753 - 1811) was commissioned to found a Royal Collection for the Polish king Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski in 1790. In 1795 the King was forced to abdicate, leaving the collection in the hands of Bourgeois. When he died he left the collection to Dulwich College, with £10,000 to build a gallery. The Dulwich Picture Gallery was England's first public art gallery.
Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 744] £650.00