Print

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

May 1, 1783

GUSN

GUSN-198491

Description

An engraving of a painting that depicts a victory of the British over the French on April 12, 1782. There are many ships engaged in battle across the middle. Life boats and people are along the bottom near sinking ships. Under the scene to the left is the painter's name and a numbered list of English guns and men. On the right side under the scene is a list of French ships and men that were taken prisoner.

Details

Descriptive Terms

prints (visual works)
ink
paper (fiber product)
wood (plant material)
Print

Inscription

"very rare and famous print / bought at Libbies Mar. 1915. / E.S.X" (Handrwritten not on backing paper formerly attached to reverse of print.)
"ESTABLISHED 1820 / FROM / JOHN H. REEVES / PICTURE FRAMER AND GILDER / 293 ESSEX STREET, SALEM, MASS. / OPPOSITE Y.M.C.A." (Printed framer's label formerly attached to reverse of print.)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P150

Maker

Reproduction of Paton, Richard, 1717-1791 (Painter)
Fittler, James, 1758-1835 (Engraver)
Boydell, John (English engraver, print publisher, 1719-1804) (Publisher)
Reeves, John H., Mr. (Framer)

Object Type

Art

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.573

Date

May 1, 1783 (Original printing date.)

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)