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Le Général Elliot. Quo nihil majus meliusve.
Le Général Elliot. Quo nihil majus meliusve. Dédié a son Excellence, Milord Vicomte de Torrington. Pair d’Angleterre Ministre de Sa Majesté Britannique pres le Gouvernement Général des Pais-Bas Austrichiens &c.&c.&.
De Glim invenit & delineavit. Martin Sculpsit.
Par son tres humble Serviteur, P. De Glim. [n.d. c.1790.]
Stipple, very scarce; 520 x 357mm (20½ x 14"). Thread margins, some spotting.
A portrait of George Augustus Eliott (1717-1790), 1st Baron Heathfield, K.B., celebrating the failure of the 'Grand Assault' of the French and Spanish forces on 13th September, 1782, part of the Great Siege of Gibraltar 1779-83. He stands with one hand on a cannon, with smoking shot to the side. In the background besiegers jump from their ships into the sea. The British used red-hot shot on the ten new floating batteries that the enemy were depending on: three blew up and the others were so badly damaged they were scuttled.
[Ref: 47320]   £520.00  
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