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  • Capture of the Mahonesa – Original Hand Coloured Aquatint – Whitcombe 1816

    Capture of the Mahonesa – Original Hand Coloured Aquatint – Whitcombe 1816

    An original hand coloured aquatint by Sutherland after a painting by Thomas Whitcombe (1763-1824) a leading British maritime artist. Published at 48 The Strand, London, 1st November 1816 for Jenkins’s “The Naval Achievements of Great Britain”; surely the greatest ever naval illustrated work.

    Printed on thick Whatman paper measuring 30 cm by 21.5 cm with wide borders. Some ghosting from a previous mount as can be seen from the image. Reflected in the price … a desirable collectable naval item.

    The action took place on 13th October 1796 off the coast of Spain near Cartgeria. The 22 gun frigate HMS Tepsichore, under Captain Richard Bowen had been shadowing the Spanish fleet. On his return to Lisbon he encountered the Mahonesa under Captain Ayalde. The Spanish offered “battle” and Bowen accepted and won the Mahonesa with little loss on his side. He took his prize to Lisbon but unfortunately had caused so much damage to the ship that it was considered worthless as a prize. This was the first encounter of the Anglo-Spanish War which was to last a further eight years.

    Price $190.00 unframed … ask for framing options if you wish.

    Thomas Whitcombe exhibited at the Royal Academy (56 times), the British Institution and the Royal Society of British Artists. Many of his paintings of naval engagements are in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich


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  • Joachim Murat – by Jacquemin – 1869

    Joachim Murat – by Jacquemin – 1869

    An original large hand coloured lithograph of Joachin-Napoleon Murat (1767-1815) who became Marshall and Admiral of France under Napoleon. He was also the Grand Duke of Berg from 1806-1808 and King of Naples from 1808 until his death. He was favoured having married Napoleon’s younger sister Caroline Bonaparte. Daring, brave and a flamboyant dresser he was known as the “Dandy King”.

    The artist Raphael Jacquemin (1821-1881) was French and the grandson of the grand Rabbi of Paris and Trieste. He studied In Paris and frequented the Milan and Florence Academies. His greatest work was an “Iconography of costumes” from which this lithograph originally came. Very good condition on heavy paper with bright fresh colouring, 43cm x 30cm in the printed area so quite some scale.

    Price $120.00 unframed … enquire about framing options if you wish …

    A “Dandy Dresser” was Joachim Murat


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