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[A Brig at Anchor].
[A Brig at Anchor].
Seymour Haden. [in image].
1870.
Etching, 135 x 205mm (5¼ x 8¼"), with very large margins. Very faint foxing in margins.
View of a river bank, with a brig anchored at centre; a barge sailing towards the brig from the right; more sailing boats seen in the distance. One of the pioneers of the 19th century etching revival, Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) married the sister of James McNeill Whistler and became an important influence on the American-born etcher's style
[Ref: 62625]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[Yachting]
[Yachting]
Gray [in image]. Joseph Gray [in pencil].
1924.
Etching signed by the artist, 150 x 210mm (6 x 8¼"), with very large margins. Embossed stamp of the Fine Art Trade Guild. Time staining.
A scene in a marina, with people waving off a racing yacht. Joseph Gray (1890-1962) was a painter and etcher of landscapes, architectural subjects and battlefield scenes (WWI).
[Ref: 62622]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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To Vice Admiral, The Right Honourable Sir George Cockburn. G. C. B. & M.P.
To Vice Admiral, The Right Honourable Sir George Cockburn. G. C. B. & M.P. This Plate Representing an Action with the Spanish Slave Ship Frigate "Velos Passahera," captured by boarding by H.M. Ship Primrose, Commander Will.m Broughton, off Whydah, Bight of Benin the 6.th September. 1830.
Engraved by E. Duncan. Painted by W. J. Huggins. Marine Painter to His Majesty and Published by him Sept.r 1.st 1831 at 105 Leadenhall Street, London.
Fine & rare aquatint, printed in colours and hand finished. J. Whatman, Turkey Mill 1830 watermark; Sheet 485 x 635mm (19 x 25"), large margins. Trimmed to plate at top.
Stern view of small British ship, HMS Primrose, alongside large Spanish slave frigate, Veloz Passagera; with smoke from the cannons and the British crew pouring onto Spanish foredeck. A small wooden life boat is drifting in the foreground. The capture of the Spanish slaver with a cargo of 555 slaves actually took place on the 7th September 1830 not the 6th as stated in the print's inscription. In the hand to hand conflict which followed, Edward Harris Butterfield again signalised himself, and, when Broughton had been badly hurt, succeeded to the command. The enemy did not surrender until she had lost 46 killed and 20 wounded, and caused a loss to the British of 3 killed and 13 wounded. After marine painter William John Huggins (1781 - 1845), who began his working life as a seaman with the East India Company. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and was given royal patronage for his work.
[Ref: 61514]   £850.00  
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