Ralfe, James
1820

The Prometheus and Melpomene

The Prometheus and Melpomene standing into the Gulph of Riga to meet the boats of the British Squadron, and prizes cut out during the night. August 1809. From a drawing by Mr. Hood Mid(shipman) of the Melpomene.

DESCRIPTION: Matted and framed.

Antique hand-colored aquatint engraving depicts the day following a battle in which the Melpomene, Implacable, Bellerophon, and Prometheus captured six Russian gunboats and 12 supply vessels near Percola Point, Frederikshavn, Denmark.

From James Ralfe's 'The Naval Chronology of Great Britain'. Attribution line: "Pub'd. By Pyall & Stroud, 19 Hanway Street Oxford Street." On wove paper .

CREATOR: Ralfe, James

PUBLICATION DATE: 1820

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: United Kingdom

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CONDITION: Very good.  Bright and clean. Neat, careful colored aquatint engraving with platemark. Wide margins.

COLORING: Original hand color.

ENGRAVER: T. Sutherland

SIZE: 8 " x 5 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $190

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