Jenkins, James

1816

Capture of La Vestale

Capture of La Vestale, Aug. 20th, 1799.

DESCRIPTION: The hand-colored antique aquatint depicts the capture near Rochefort of the 36 gun French frigate Vestale by the British 38 gun 5th rate vessel Clyde. On paper watermarked "Whatman 1812".

One of 55 plates from Jenkins' famous volume: "The Naval Achievements of Great Britain, From the Year 1793 to 1817" after a painting by T. Whitecombe. Attribution at bottom of plate reads: "Published Aug 1st, 1816 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkins' Naval Achievements".

CREATOR: Jenkins, James

PUBLICATION DATE: 1816

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: English Channel

CONDITION: Good  Strong impression and platemark. On wove paper with watermark: "Whatman 1812". Paper slightly wavy. Good margins. Slightly browned.

COLORING: Handcolor

ENGRAVER: T. Sutherland

SIZE: 10 " x 7 "

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PRICE: $245


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