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Engravings - A Set of Naval Victories - 1817
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Engravings - A Set of Naval Victories - 1817

Measurements: Each: 9.5cm (3.75in) x 9.5cm (3.75in)

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Seven circular etching and aquatint prints of naval actions covering events naval events1782 to 1816, after John Heaviside Clark, printed by Mathew Doubourg and published by Edward Orme, 1817. Image diameter 66mm. Contained in Georgian gilt brass frames.

Sir Sidney Smith at St. Jean D’Acre, 1799

Defeat of the French at Siege of Acre was Napoleon's first decisive defeat in his career as three years previously he had been tactically defeated at the Second Battle of Bassano. As a result of the failed siege, Napoleon Bonaparte retreated two months later and withdrew to Egypt.

Defeat of the French expedition to Ireland, 1796-97

The French Republic’s failed attempt during the French Revolutionary Wars to assist the outlawed Society of United Irishmen, a popular rebel Irish republican group, in their planned rebellion against British rule.

Storming of Algiers, 1816

Ships of the Anglo-Dutch fleet under Lord Exmouth firing on the city at night, to bring about the release of Christian slaves. During the successful action the tails of Exmouth’s coat were carried away by grapeshot and found the next day among some flags.  

Battle of Toulouse, 1814

Wellington’s defeat of Marshal Soult in the final day’s of the Sixth Coalition’s war with France.

Nelson Boarding San Joseph, 1797

After cutting off the escape the Spanish squadron from the Battle of Cape St Vincent, Nelson engaged the 80-gun San Nicolas and boarded her before running foul of the 112-gun San Josef which he also boarded and captured, the feat being quickly dubbed 'Nelson's Patent Bridge for boarding first-rates'.

Victory at Copenhagen, 1801

The fleet Under Sir Hyde Parker attacked one the Dano-Norwegian Navy anchored near Copenhagen on 2 April 1801. The battle came about over British fears that the powerful Danish fleet would ally with France. Nelson’s ‘blind eye’ disregard of Parker’s order resulted in a resounding victory.

Bonaparte on Northumberland, 1815

The defeated Emperor and his suite aboard the 74-gun H.M.S. Northumberland which carried him into exile on St Helena. Napoleon had previously surrendered to Captain Frederick Maitland, R.N., of the Bellerophon, on 15 July 1815 and was transferred in Tor Bay to Northumberland due to concerns over the ability of the ageing Bellerophon to withstand the voyage.

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