Capture of La Clorinde 1814
Capture of LA CLORINDE, Feb 26th. 1814. Painted by T. Whitcombe. Engraved by T. Sutherland. Publish'd Mar 1st 1817 at 48 Strand for J. Jenkin's Naval Achievements. Included with the print is the original folio text pages account of the action as first published with the aquatint.
Original aquatint engraving on medium weight wove paper with wide margins. Good overall condition with exceptional original colour. The plate has the date of publication and the name of the publisher beneath the engraved title. The approx engraved image area of the plate is 7" x 10.25" (175mm x 260mm). Engraved plate mark area is approx 8.5 x 11.75 (215mm x 300mm). The folio sheet size is approx 11.5" x 14" (290mm x 355mm).
Short extract from the folio text pages included: CAPTURE OF LA CLORINDE, FEBRUARY 26, 1814. Copy of a Letter from Lord KEITH, to J. W. CROKER, Esq. SIR,——l have the honour to inclose, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, a copy of a letter from Captain Phillimore, respecting the capture of La Clorindc French frigate, after a most severe conflict, on the evening of the 25th ult. between her and the Eurotas; an action which reflects the highest honour upon the bravery and professional abilities of Captain Phillimore and his officers, and upon the valour and good conduct of his crew. Captain Phillimore was severely wounded upon the occasion, but it is hoped that his Majesty’s service and the public at large will not long be deprived of so valuable an officer. (Signed,) KEITH. EUROTAS, March 1, 1814.
James Jenkins The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817." As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years it has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints. It is the quality of accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable" Roger Quarm curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum 1998.
A genuine antique print over 200 years old.