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Views of naval engagements and maps of battles

Edward Orme (1775-28 September 1848)

Vizagapatam, 1805

THE S.T FIORENZO, CAPT,N HENRY LAMBERT, / having Recaptured the THETIS Country Ship in the Indian Seas, / tacking to engage LA PSYCHÉ French National Frigate Capt,,n Bergeret, & / L'EQUIVOQUE Privateer; the former of which was... published 1 Jan 1806

Aquatint with engraving and etching; printed on paper; hand-coloured; laid down on paper | 35.4 x 44.6 cm (image) | RCIN 735117

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A view of the St Fiorenzo, Captain Henry Lambert (d.1813), surrounded by three French ships, and preparing to attack the Psyché off Vizagapatam on 13 February 1805. Napoleonic Wars (1803-15).

Captain Henry Lambert (who died in action) was promoted Captain of the San Fiorenzo on 9 December 1804, distinguishing himself a couple of months later by the capture of the French frigate Psyche, just after the manoeuvre shown in this view.

  • Edward Orme (1775-28 September 1848) (publisher) [bottom centre, below border:] Published & Sold Jan.y 1. 1806, by Edw.d Orme, Bond Street, London.

    After John Heaviside Clark (c. 1771-1863) (artist) [bottom left, below view:] J. Clarke del.

    J Hamble (active 1806) (engraver) [bottom right, below view:] J. Hamble sculp

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: one fold line; edges of backing paper removed from verso

  • 29.1 x 44.6 cm (neatline)

    35.4 x 44.6 cm (image)

    37.3 x 48.0 cm (platemark)

    38.5 x 49.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    THE S.T FIORENZO, CAPT,N HENRY LAMBERT, / having Recaptured the THETIS Country Ship in the Indian Seas, / tacking to engage LA PSYCHÉ French National Frigate Capt,,n Bergeret, & / L'EQUIVOQUE Privateer; the former of which was Captured after a / close fought action of 3½ hours; The Privateer escaped, the S.T FIORENZO not / being in immediate state to pursue her. [bottom left, below view, in rectangular pane]

    Additional text:

    [bottom centre, in rectangular panel, an outline numbered key plate to the ships in the view.] [Bottom right, in rectangular panel, an explanation of the numbers together with the numbers of killed and wounded on both ships:] REFERENCE.

    Annotations:

    (R) [bottom centre, black pencil, in Evelyn Heaton-Smith's hand]: 14 Feb. 1805; [bottom left, black pencil, in Christian Bailey’s hand]: XV 117 CMB May ’87 [i.e. 1987]. (Verso) [bottom left, black pencil, in Evelyn Heaton-Smith's hand]: 171.a.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Naval Engagement View of the S.t Fiorenzo, Captain Henry Lambert having recaptured the Thetis Country Ship in the Indian Seas, tacking to engage la Psyché French National Frigate, Captain Berqueret, and l'Equivoque Privateer; the former of which was captured, on the 13.th of Feb.y 1805: by I. Clarke, engraved by Hamble and published by Orme, 1806.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Vishākpatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India (17°44'00"N 83°16'00"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.171.a

    J.K. Laughton, 'Lambert, Henry (d. 1813)', rev. Nicholas Tracy, Dictionary of National Biography, 2004.

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