Smugglers Defeated.From the original Picture in the Collection of Noel Desenfans Esq.r C.G.P. To whom this Plate is respectfully inscribed by his oblidged and obedient Servant B.B.Evans.
Published May_1st 1798 by B.B.Evans, in the Poultry,_London.
Mezzotint. 500 x 665mm. Some restoration.
Companion to 'Smugglers Attack'd'. 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: 745] £625.00