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Robert Dodd (1748-1815)

Ferrol, 1805

Sir Robert Calders Action with the Combined Fleet of French & Spaniards on the 22,,d July 1805, as seen from the Frisk Cutter at an interval of the Fog clearing away published Nov 1805

Aquatint with etching and engraving; printed on paper; laid down on paper, the paper backing brought round the edges of the recto | 47.6 x 71.0 cm (image) | RCIN 735120

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A view of the action between a fleet of nineteen British ships, commanded by Sir Robert Calder, and a Franco-Spanish fleet of twenty sail of the line, seven frigates, and other vessels, on 22 July 1805, resulting in a British victory with the capture of the Firme and EspanaNapoleonic Wars (1803-15).

  • Robert Dodd (1748-1815) (artist, engraver and publisher) [bottom left, below edge of view:] Painted & Engraved by R. Dodd; [bottom centre, below title:] Published by R. Dodd, Charing Cross. Nov.r 1805.

  • Watermark: On print?, cropped: SMITH [and] 180[?]

    Condition: no fold lines; small tear to left edge. Verso: surface dirt and discoloured

  • 44.5 x 71.0 cm (neatline)

    47.6 x 71.0 cm (image)

    50.6 x 75.5 cm (platemark)

    52.5 x 77.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    Sir Robert Calders Action with the Combined Fleet of French & Spaniards on the 22,,d July 1805, as seen from the Frisk Cutter at an interval of the Fog clearing away. [bottom, below view]

    Annotations:

    (Recto) [bottom left, black pencil:] 10; [top left, black pencil:] XV-120. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, Evelyn Heaton-Smith's hand:] 173.a; [bottom right, black pencil or ink, obscured by paper backing:] £1-1-0; [centre, black pencil:] 10; [centre, blue pencil or ink, obscured by paper backing:] 10.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement Sir Robert Calder's Action with the combined Fleet of French and Spaniards on the 22.d of July 1805, as seen from the Frisk Cutter at an interval of the fog clearing away: by R. Dodd, 1805.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (43°28'59"N 08°14'12"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.173.a

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