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Views of naval engagements and maps of battles

Robert Dodd (1748-1815)

Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

VICTORY / This View, represents her Situation in the Gale, that succeeded the Battle of Trafalgar, the remains of the Noble Admiral Lord Nelson on board published Aug 1806

Aquatint with etching; printed on paper; laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the edges of the recto | 45.4 x 58.2 cm (image) | RCIN 735124

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A view of HMS Victory in the storm following the Battle of Trafalgar, fought on 21 October 1805 between the British and the French, resulting in a British victory. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15).

Not described in Parker. The lettering of the title is faintly and roughly engraved (the letters are not well formed), suggesting the possibility that this example may be a proof impression.

  • Robert Dodd (1748-1815) (artist) [bottom right of view:] R D / 1806; [bottom centre, below title:] Published by R Dodd No 41 Charing Cross August 1806.

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: no fold lines; tear to top edge, repaired before being laid down

  • 41.5 x 58.2 cm (neatline)

    45.4 x 58.2 cm (image)

    48.2 x 63.3 cm (platemark)

    50.0 x 64.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    VICTORY / This View, represents her Situation in the Gale, that succeeded the Battle of Trafalgar, the remains of the Noble Admiral Lord Nelson on board. [bottom centre, below view]

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, below view, the name of one of the British ships:] Polyphemus.

    Annotations

    (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil:] 18; [top left, black pencil:] XV-124. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil:] 175.ff [in a modern hand:] Cumberlands [sic] XV/124.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Representation of the Situation of the Victory in the Gale that succeeded the Battle of Trafalgar, 21.st of Oct.r 1805; the remains of Admiral Lord Nelson on board; by R. Dodd, 1806. [The same entry appears under the heading Trafalgar.]

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

  • Subject(s)

    Cabo Trafalgar, Andalusia, Spain (36°10'51"N 06°02'01"W)

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