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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Francis Jukes (1745-1812)

Cartagena, 1798

To Captain Manley Dixon / This representation of the LION MAN OF WAR of 64 Guns under his command, attacking FOUR SPANISH FRIGATES of which She captured ONE in the Gut of Gibraltar / is with great respect inscribed by his... published 1 Nov 1800

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand-coloured; laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the edges of the recto | 45.1 x 48.1 cm (image) | RCIN 735066

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A view of the action between the British ship Lion and four Spanish frigates off Gibraltar in which the Lion captured one of the Spanish ships, the Santa Dorothea, the others retreating, on 15 July 1798. Anglo-Spanish War (1796-1802).

Captain Manley Dixon (1760?-1837; later Admiral Sir Manley Dixon) commanded the 64-gun Lion which was serving with the Mediterranean fleet. This action took place during the British blockade of Cartagena.

  • Francis Jukes (1745-1812) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] London Pub.d Nov.r 1.st 1800, by F. Jukes Howland Street.

    After Thomas Whitcombe (?1763-1824) (artist) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Whitcombe Pinx.t

    Thomas Vivares (c. 1735- c. 1810) (engraver) [bottom right, below edge of view:] Vivares Sculp.t

  • Watermark: Cropped: 1794

    Condition: one fold line

  • 40.5 x 58.1 cm (neatline)

    45.1 x 48.1 cm (image)

    47.2 x 64.4 cm (platemark)

    48.8 x 66.0 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    To Captain Manley Dixon / This representation of the LION MAN OF WAR of 64 Guns under his command, attacking FOUR SPANISH FRIGATES of which She captured ONE in the Gut of Gibraltar / is with great respect inscribed by his obedient Servant F: Jukes. [bottom centre, below view]

    Annotations:

    George III heading [black pencil:] Military Naval engagement 15 July 1798 Port folio No 5.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, obscured by paper backing: the old heading; bottom left, black pencil:] 132.a; [top right, black pencil:] 18; [centre, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 20.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement View of the Lion Man of War, Captain Manley Dixon, attacking four Spanish Frigates, of which she captured one, in the Gut of Gibraltar, on the 15.th of July 1798: by Whitcombe, engraved by Vivares and published by Jukes, 1800.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Cartagena, Murcia, Spain (37°36'18"N 00°59'10"W)

  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    H. Parker, Naval battles from the collection of prints formed and owned by Commander Sir Charles Leopold Cust. With an introduction by C.N. Robinson, London 1911, no.132.a

    Obituary for Manley Dixon in The Gentleman's Magazine VIII (New Series), July 1837, pp.206–207.

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