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[The Relief of Gibraltar by Lord Howe.]
[The Relief of Gibraltar by Lord Howe.]
D. Serres. R.A. pinx.t. R. Pollard sculp.
London, Published May 22, 1810, by J.S. Copley, George Street, Hanover Square.
Engraving. Sheet: 640 x 170mm (25 x 6¾"). Trimmed. Central, vertical crease.
A panorama showing Lord Howe's fleet arriving to relieve Gibraltar following three years of seige. As the fleet arrived a great gale scattered the French and Spanish troops allowing the British to sail into Gibraltar unapposed to restock the garrison with men, ammunition and food supplies.
Parker: 93b.
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Entrance into Halifax Harbour.
Entrance into Halifax Harbour.
D. Serres del. Wells Sculp.
by J. Gold, 703, Shoe Lane.
Aquatint. 140 x 230mm (5½ x 9¼"). Trimmed.
View of the harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Published in the 'Naval Chronicle'.
[Ref: 53864]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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To Sir George Pocock, Knight of the Bath and Admiral of the Blue Squadron of his Majesty's Fleet, on the Expedition against the Havannah in 1762,
To Sir George Pocock, Knight of the Bath and Admiral of the Blue Squadron of his Majesty's Fleet, on the Expedition against the Havannah in 1762, This Perspective view of the Harbour, with the Land to the West, the Moro Castle to the Eastward, and the Fleet entring the Harbour to take Possession on Aug.st 16. Lead By the Hon.ble Aug.s Kepple in His Majesty's Ship Valiant, is most humbly Inscribed by his devoted humble Serv.t Philip Orsbridge.
D. Serres. P.C. Canot Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1765].
Engraving, 460 x 660mm. Laid on board, some spotting.
One plate from a set of twelve painted by Serres. In 1762, during the Seven Years' War with Spain, a large fleet was sent to Cuba under the command of the Earl of Albermarle with Admirals Pocock and Kepple. They succeeded in capturing Havana, which they returned to Spain in the Treaty of Paris (1763), in exchange for Florida.
Cust: Naval Prints 73.
[Ref: 8109]   £950.00  
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[Battle of Havana.] To the Hon.ble Augustus Kepple, Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet
[Battle of Havana.] To the Hon.ble Augustus Kepple, Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet This Plate representing the Landing of His Majesty's Forces, under the Command of the R.t Hon.ble ye Earl of Albermarle, June 7th 1762 at 10 o'Clock in ye Morning, on the Island of Cuba near the Fort Baccuranao, between 2 & 3 Leagues from the Havana, is inscrib'd by His most Obedient Servant P. O.R. Sbridge.
D. Serres. P.C. Canot Sculpsit.
[London: Philip Orsbridge, n.d. c.1765].
Engraving, 460 x 650mm (18 x 25½"). Framed Unexamined out of frame.
One plate from a set of twelve painted by Serres, celebrating the British victory in the Battle of Havana. During the Seven Years' War, with Britain fighting both France and Spain, a large fleet was sent to Cuba under the command of the Earl of Albermarle with Admirals Pocock and Kepple. They succeeded in capturing Havana, an important Spanish naval base. In the Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the war, Havana was returned to Spain in exchange for Florida.
Cust: Naval Prints 73.
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A Chasse-Maree, with a View of the Citadel of Palais at Belleisle.
A Chasse-Maree, with a View of the Citadel of Palais at Belleisle.
Dom.k Serres R.A. del. J. Clarke & J. Hamble sculp. Edw.d Orme Excudit.
Published & Sold Jan.y 1, 1807 by Edw.d Orme, 59, Bond Street London.
Aquatint, large margins. 285 x 440mm (11¼ x 17¼"). Extensive tear repaired.
A fast lugger, designed to get fish ashore as fast as possible, off Le Palais, a fortified port on the island of Belle Île, Britanny. Plate 32 of the 'Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing' by Dominic Serres and his son John Thomas Serres. Both were marine painters to the king, and John was the Master of Drawing at the Chelsea Naval School and, according to the title page of the 'Liber', 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty'.
Abbey Life 345.
[Ref: 31904]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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A Collier, with a View of the South Foreland.
A Collier, with a View of the South Foreland.
Dom.k Serres R.A. del. J. Clarke & J. Hamble sculp. Edw.d Orme Excudit.
Published & Sold Jan.y 1, 1806 by Edw.d Orme 59, Bond Street London.
Aquatint, small margins. 285 x 440mm (11¼ x 17¼").
A collier, a coal-carrier, at anchor of South Foreland, the closest part of the British mainland to Europe, just north of Dover. Plate 20 of the 'Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing' by Dominic Serres and his son John Thomas Serres. Both were marine painters to the king, and John was the Master of Drawing at the Chelsea Naval School and, according to the title page of the 'Liber', 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty'.
Abbey Life 345.
[Ref: 31895]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A Cutter, with a View of South Sea Castle.
A Cutter, with a View of South Sea Castle.
Dom.k Serres R.A. del. J. Clarke & J. Hamble sculp. Edw.d Orme Excudit.
Published & Sold Jan.y 1, 1806 by Edw.d Orme, Printseller to the King, 59, Bond Street London.
Aquatint. 285 x 440mm (11¼ x 17¼"). Repaired tear bottom right. Some creasing. Holes near bottom edge where previously bound.
Small boats off Southsea Castle, the fort built by Henry VIII to protect Portsmouth. Plate 19 of the 'Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing' by Dominic Serres and his son John Thomas Serres, published during the Napoleonic Wars (and so perhaps explaining the coastal defences shown here). Both were marine painters to the king, and John was the Master of Drawing at the Chelsea Naval School and, according to the title page of the 'Liber', 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty'.
Abbey Life 345.
[Ref: 53540]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Dutch Fishing Boat with a View of Helvoit Sluys.
A Dutch Fishing Boat with a View of Helvoit Sluys.
Dom.k Serres R.A. del. J. Clarke & J. Hamble sculp. Edw.d Orme Excudit.
Published & Sold Jan.y 1, 1806 by Edw.d Orme, 59, Bond Street London.
Aquatint, small margins. 285 x 440mm (11¼ x 17¼"). Repaired tears.
Fishermen of Hellevoetsluis in South Holland. Plate 34 of the 'Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing' by Dominic Serres and his son John Thomas Serres. Both were marine painters to the king, and John was the Master of Drawing at the Chelsea Naval School and, according to the title page of the 'Liber', 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty'.
Abbey Life 345.
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A Sloop, with a View of Calshot Castle.
A Sloop, with a View of Calshot Castle.
Dom.k Serres R.A. del. J. Clarke & J. Hamble sculp. Edw.d Orme Excudit.
Published & Sold Jan.y 1, 1806 by Edw.d Orme, Printseller to the King, 59, Bond Street London.
Aquatint. 285 x 440mm (11¼ x 17¼"). Repaired tear bottom on right.
A sloop passing Calshot Castle, near Fawley, Hampshire. A device fort, Calshot was built by Henry VIII to help defend Southampton, using stone from Beaulieu Abbey. Plate 18 of the 'Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing' by Dominic Serres and his son John Thomas Serres, published during the Napoleonic Wars (perhaps explaining the presence of Calshot Castle in this scene). Both were marine painters to the king, and John was the Master of Drawing at the Chelsea Naval School and, according to the title page of the 'Liber', 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty'.
Abbey Life 345.
[Ref: 31900]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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A Polacca with a View of Stromboli.
A Polacca with a View of Stromboli.
Dom.k Serres del. J. Clarke & J. Hamble sculp.t. Edw.d Orme Excudit.
[Published & Sold Jan.y 1, 1807 by Edw.d Orme, 59, Bond Street London.]
Aquatint with hand colour. Sheet 265 x 405mm (10½ x 16"). Trimmed to printed border, losing publication line. Very small repaired hole top left.
A Polacca, a two-masted ship with a lateen hoisted on the foremast), before the smoking volcano Stomboli. Polacca is Italian for 'Polish woman'. From 'Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing' by Dominic Serres and his son John Thomas Serres. Both were marine painters to the king, and John was the Master of Drawing at the Chelsea Naval School and, according to the title page of the 'Liber', 'Marine Draught-man to the Honourable the Board of Admiralty'.
Abbey Life 345.
[Ref: 54215]   £320.00  
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