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No 32. [Admiral].
No 32. [Admiral].
[Drawn & engraved by William Henry Pyne.]
Published by William Miller, Albemarle Street Jan.y 1. 1805.
Aquatint with fine hand colour. Sheet 360 x 255mm (14¼ x 10"). Trimmed within plate.
The uniform of an admiral including a bicorn hat, also wearing the Order of the Bath. From 'The Costume of Great Britain', a book containing 60 plates of people at work and scenes of everyday life. William Henry Pyne (1769-1843), the son of a London weaver who became an artist and writer, was commissioned to write and illustrate the book by the publisher, William Miller of Albermarle Street, London. The illustrations are particularly notable as they portray British life on the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Abbey Life 430.
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By the King. A Proclamation, For pardoning such Deserters from his Majesty's Marine Forces
By the King. A Proclamation, For pardoning such Deserters from his Majesty's Marine Forces as shall return into His Majesty's Service on or before the Thirty-first Day of December next.
London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1796.
Broadside. Framed, window 340 x 270mm (13½ x 10¾"). Paper age-toned, time stained. Unexamined out of frame.
A proclamation offering a pardon to naval deserters during the French Revolutionary Wars, announced on the 2nd November 1796. In August that year Spain had entered the war on France's side, threatening Gibraltar and leaving the Royal Navy desperate for experienced sailors. The following year conditions on the Navy's ships led to the Spithead and Nore mutinies.
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An attack made by a squadron under the command of Captain Charles Malcolm, of H.M.S. Rhin, on the 18th of July 1815, upon a convoy in the harbour of Corigeou (Bretagne)...
An attack made by a squadron under the command of Captain Charles Malcolm, of H.M.S. Rhin, on the 18th of July 1815, upon a convoy in the harbour of Corigeou (Bretagne)...
Painted by W.J. Huggins, Marine Painter to his Late Majesty William IVth. Engraved by C. Rosenberg.
London: Published by Mr Huggins, 105 Leadenhall Street. [n.d., c.1840.]
Aquatint, printed in colours and hand-finished. 460 x 620mm (18 x 24½"), paper watermarked 'J. Whatman 1840'. Several repaired tears, one touching image, some staining in edges.
A scene of one of the last naval actions of the 100 Days, Napoleon's attempt to win back his throne, ended by Waterloo. Sir Charles Malcolm (17821851) landed a party of seamen and marines at Koréjou (east of Abervrach on the coast of Brittany), stormed the battery, and brought out of the harbour three small armed vessels and a convoy under their protection.
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