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Combat naval de Punto Obligado
Combat naval de Punto Obligado 20 Novembre 1845.
Peint par Barry. Grave par Chavane.
Diagraphe et pantographe-Gavard. Gal'rie hist que de Versailles.
Rare etching and engraving on chine collé. 235 x 325mm (9¼ x 12¾"), with very large margins. Crease that goes through top right of plate mark. Repaired tears to edges.
A depiction of the Battle of Vuelta de Obligado that took place on the waters of the Paraná River 20th November 1845, between the Argentine Confederation, under the leadership of Juan Manuel de Rosas, and a combined Anglo-French fleet. French, and possibly some British, ships fire on the batteries at Punta Obligado during the blockade of the Rio de la Plata; blockade of small boats, probably Argentine, on the far right. Charles Gavard (1794-1871) printmaker, engineer and inventor sometimes signed as “Gavard, diagraphe et pantographe” noting the two devises he developed to copy paintings. Beginning in 1838, Gavard dedicated himself to reproducing the French art from antiquity to 1830 at Versailles. In all, eleven volumes were completed along with an atlas and several supplements holding over 1200 plates. Gavard served as the publisher, editor, and overseer of all the engraved plates.
[Ref: 55999]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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