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Maps and prints of naval engagements collected by George III

Robert Dodd (1748-1815)

Dunkirk, 1800

View of the cutting out the DESIRÉE, FRENCH FRIGATE, of Forty Guns, from Dunkirk Roads, / on the Night of the 7.th July, 1800, by His Majesty's Sloop Dart, Patrick Campbell Esqr Commander, to whom this Plate is most respectfully... published 1 Mar 1803

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the edges of the recto | 47.9 x 63.1 cm (image) | RCIN 735084

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A view of the capture by the British of the French frigate Désirée in Dunkirk Roads on 7 July 1800. French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802).

  • Robert Dodd (1748-1815) (publisher) [bottom centre, below title:] Published March 1st 1803, by R. Dodd, 41, Charing Cross, near the Admiralty.

  • Watermark: [on backing paper; cropped?:] J WHATMAN

    Condition: no fold lines. Verso: surface dirt

  • 44.4 x 63.1 cm (neatline)

    47.9 x 63.1 cm (image)

    51.5 x 69.0 cm (platemark)

    53.8 x 71.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    View of the cutting out the DESIRÉE, FRENCH FRIGATE, of Forty Guns, from Dunkirk Roads, / on the Night of the 7.th July, 1800, by His Majesty's Sloop Dart, Patrick Campbell Esqr Commander, to whom this Plate is most respectfully inscribed, / by his obliged humble Servant, Rob.t Dodd. [bottom centre, below view]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: none.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom left of neatline, black pencil:] 23. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 152.a; [bottom right, black pencil, obscured by paper backing:] 15f.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement View of the cutting out the Desirée French Frigate of 40 Guns from Dunkirk Roads on the night of the 7.th of July 1800, by H.M. Sloop Dart, P. Campbell Esq.r commander; by R. Dodd, 1803.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Dunkirk, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (51°03'0"N 02°22'00"E)

  • 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.152.a

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