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The Action off Cape Francois. 21. Oct.r 1757 between three English, & seven French Ships of Warr, wherein the latter were entirely defeated. [List of ships to the right.]
The Action off Cape Francois. 21. Oct.r 1757 between three English, & seven French Ships of Warr, wherein the latter were entirely defeated. [List of ships to the right.]
Swain pinx. Goldar Sc.t
London: Engrav'd for Harrison's Edition of Rapin. Pub.d as the Act directs, March 17, 1786.
Engraving. Plate 229 x 342mm. 9 x 13½".
The Battle of Cap-Français was a naval engagement during the Seven Years' War fought between the French and British forces outside the Harbour of Cap-Français, Saint-Domingue on 21 October 1757.
See NMM: PAD5243. Parker: 1240.
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A General Engagement.
A General Engagement.
Swaine Inv.t et delin.t. Parr. Scul.
Published 12th May 1794. by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London.
Fine coloured engraving, 18th century watermarked paper. Sheet 300 x 400mm (11¾ x 15¾"). Trimmed within plate, paper toned.
A naval battle between the Royal Navy and the Spanish. The Spanish flag shown here was used by their navy from 1506-1701.
[Ref: 38308]   £360.00  
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The Glorious Action off Cape Francois 21 Octo.br 1757, between Three English, & Seven French Ships of War wherein the latter were entirely defeated.
The Glorious Action off Cape Francois 21 Octo.br 1757, between Three English, & Seven French Ships of War wherein the latter were entirely defeated. Action Mémorable à la hauteur du Cap Francois Le 21 Octo.br 1757 entre Trois Vaisseaux Anglois & Sept Francois, dans La quelle ees Derniers furent entierement defaits.
Swain Pinx.t
Sold by C. Sheppard. No.15. St. Peters Hill, Doctors Commons. [c.1760.]
Engraving, very scarce. Plate 342 x 470mm. 13½ x 18½". Slight crease down middle.
Engagement off Cape François between three British and seven French warships. The Battle of Cap-Francais, the naval engagement during the Seven Years' War fought outside the harbour of Cap-Francais, Saint Dominique. The battle had been indecisive, but the British fleet under Commodore Arthur Forrest was praised for its courage and tenacity in engaging a superior force.
[Ref: 27561]   £320.00  
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The Glorious defeat of the French Fleet under the Command of Marshal Conflans, off Belle Isle, on the 20th of November 1759,
The Glorious defeat of the French Fleet under the Command of Marshal Conflans, off Belle Isle, on the 20th of November 1759, by a Fleet of His Majesty's Ships, under the Command of the Hon.ble Sir Edw.d Hawke, Adm.l of the Blue & K.t of the most Hon.ble Order of the Bath, & c. whereby they were prevented Escorting a Body of Forces to Invade the British Dominions. 1.
Swaine pinx. J. Smith sculp.
London printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller No. 53 Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1768].
Coloured engraving. Platemark: 172 x 275mm (6¾ x 10¾"). Narrow margins.
A scene depicting the naval battle of Quiberon Bay, which took place on 20th November 1759 during the Seven Years' War in Quiberon Bay, off the coast of France near St. Nazaire. The British Admiral Sir Edward Hawke, with 24 ships, caught up with a French fleet, under the command of Marshal de Conflans. After hard fighting, the British sank, captured, or forced aground six of the French fleet, and dispersed the rest, giving the Royal Navy one of it's greatest victories, as part of the Annus Mirabilis of 1759.
[Ref: 32509]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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A View of Sheerness. Vue de Sheerness.
A View of Sheerness. Vue de Sheerness. 9.
F. Swaine Delin. Parr Sc.
London Printed for and Sold by C. Dicey & Co. in Aldermary Church Yard. [n.d. c.1760.]
Engraving with large margins, paper watermarked. Plate 171 x 274mm (6¾ x 10¾").
A view of Sheerness from the sea with boats in the foreground.
See RMG: PAD0997. Collage: k1250006.
[Ref: 30891]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Shipwrack.  Naufrage.
Shipwrack. Naufrage.
Swaine Delint. Parr Sculpt.
Published 12th.May 1794 by Laurie & Whittle. 53, Fleet Street, London.
Hand-coloured copper engraving. 285 x 388mm. 11¼ x 15¼". Trimmed close.
A group of ships struggling to keep away from the rocks, although two have already run-aground. Crews manage to reach the mast the climb aboard the smaller boats.
[Ref: 15931]   £230.00   (£276.00 incl.VAT)
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Shipwrack. Naufrage.
Shipwrack. Naufrage.
Swaine Delin.t Parr Sculp.t
Published 12.th May 1794, by Laurie & Whittle, 53, Fleet Street, London.
Coloured engraving. Plate 299 x 400mm. 9 x 15¾". Tatty margins, creases and repaired tears.
Ships on a rough sea battling against the winds and waves; one ship crashing up against the rocks to left; a second ship sinking in near-left forground with dinghies to the right with rescued crew members; a third ship begins to the sink to the right; a fourth ship out at sea in far-right background and a fifth ship dangerously close to the rocks in far-left background.
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The Defeat of a French Squadron, Commanded by Mons. de la Clue, off Cape Lagos,
The Defeat of a French Squadron, Commanded by Mons. de la Clue, off Cape Lagos, on the 18th of August 1759 by a Squadron of his Majestys Ships under the Command of the Rt. Hon.ble Edward Boscawen Admiral of the Blue.
Swaine del. et pinx. J. Smith sculp.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No.53 in Fleet Street.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, 2 in right top corner; platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid on card as issued.
The battle of Lagos during the Seven Years' War in which Admiral Boscawen's fleet gave chase to a French fleet under de la Clue. Boscawen was appointed General of Marines for his services in this British victory. From of a series of prints made from paintings by marine painter Francis Swain (c.1719-82) recording celebrated naval battles which were probably reduced copies of other engravings issued by the same publisher.
Parker 64 (not in, although a larger engraving, probably from the same picture by Swain, is listed and dated to c.1770)
[Ref: 32269]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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The Brave Cap.t Tyrrill in the Buckingham of 66 Guns & 472 Men, defeating the Florissant, Aigrette, & Atalante, three French Ships of War, the 3rd of Nov.r 1758 [...]
The Brave Cap.t Tyrrill in the Buckingham of 66 Guns & 472 Men, defeating the Florissant, Aigrette, & Atalante, three French Ships of War, the 3rd of Nov.r 1758 [...]
F. Swain pinx. J. Smith sculp.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No.53 in Fleet Street.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, 3 in right top corner; platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid on card as issued.
Action off the island of Guadeloupe during the Seven Years' War in which the British ship Buckingham gave chase to a French fleet. From of a series of prints made from paintings by marine painter Francis Swain (c.1719-82) recording celebrated naval battles which were probably reduced copies of other engravings issued by the same publisher.
Parker 62 (not in, although a larger engraving, probably from the same picture by Swain, is listed and dated to c.1770)
[Ref: 32267]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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The Glorious Action off Cape Francois Oct.r 21.st 1757 between three English, & seven French Ships of War wherein the latter were entirely defeated.
The Glorious Action off Cape Francois Oct.r 21.st 1757 between three English, & seven French Ships of War wherein the latter were entirely defeated.
Swaine pinx. J. Smith sculp.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No.53 in Fleet Street.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, 4 in right top corner; platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid on card as issued.
The Battle of Cap-Français (present day Cap-Haïtien, Haiti) during the Seven Years' War in which Commodore Forrest was commanded to intercept a French convoy in the Caribbean, bound for France. By the time of the British attack, the French convoy had been reinforced. The outcome was tactically indecisive (contrary to the legend beneath this print), but the bravery of the British in fighting against heavy odds saw the battle remembered as a 'glorious action'. From of a series of prints made from paintings recording celebrated naval battles by marine painter Francis Swain (c.1719-82) which were probably reduced copies of other engravings issued by the same publisher.
Parker 59 (not in, although a larger engraving, probably from the same picture by Swain, is listed and dated to c.1770)
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The Gallant Action off the Isle of Man where the brave Cap.t Elliott defeated and took the Marshal Belleisle, Commanded by the famous Thurot and two other French Ships of War, the 28th of Feb.y 1760.
The Gallant Action off the Isle of Man where the brave Cap.t Elliott defeated and took the Marshal Belleisle, Commanded by the famous Thurot and two other French Ships of War, the 28th of Feb.y 1760.
F. Swain pinx. J. Smith sculp.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No.53 in Fleet Street.
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, 5 in right top corner; platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid on card as issued.
Action off the Isle of Man during the Seven Years' War in which Captain Elliott engaged a French squadron headed for the north coast of Ireland. The French were commanded by 'the famous Thurot' (Francois Thurot, 1727-1760), privateer, smuggler and captain, who was killed during the battle. From of a series of prints made from paintings by marine painter Francis Swain (c.1719-82) recording celebrated naval battles which were probably reduced copies of other engravings issued by the same publisher.
Parker 66 (not in, although a larger engraving, probably from the same picture by Swain, is listed and dated to c.1770)
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The Monmouth of 64 Guns taking the Foudroyant a French Man of War of 84 Guns, on the 28th of Feb.y 1758 in the Mediterranean
The Monmouth of 64 Guns taking the Foudroyant a French Man of War of 84 Guns, on the 28th of Feb.y 1758 in the Mediterranean In this Action the English had 30 kill'd (including the Gallant Commander) & 80 wounded, the French 50 kill'd & 150 wounded [...]
F. Swaine pinx. J. Smith sculp.
London, Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Print & Mapseller, No.53 in Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770]
Engraving with fine hand-colouring, 6 in right top corner; platemark 180 x 280mm (7 x 11"). Laid on card as issued.
The interception of the French flagship Foudroyant by three British ships of the line, the Monmouth (firing at the Foudroyant in the centre), Swiftsure, and Hampton Court (both of which are on the right). The action took place during the Battle of Cartagena during the Seven Years' War in which a British fleet blockaded a French fleet off the Spanish port. Engraved after the painting by Francis Swain in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich (BHC0383) and one of a series of prints recording celebrated naval battles made from Swain's works recording celebrated naval battles which were probably reduced copies of other engravings issued by the same publisher.
Parker 60 (not in, although a larger engraving, probably from the same picture by Swain, is listed and dated to c.1770)
[Ref: 32266]   £220.00   (£264.00 incl.VAT)
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A Tempest.
A Tempest.
Painted by Swaine. Engrav'd by Jukes.
Published, May 1.st 1783 by F. Jukes No.1 Great Marylebone Street.
Aquatint. Plate 197 x 235mm. 7¾ x 9¼".
Ships rocking over the rolling waves during a storm, men in the foreground clambering onto the rocks from their wrecked ship that has crashed and is being dragged down by the elements.
[Ref: 25143]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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