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Robert Pringle (active 1758)

St Cast, 1758

A View of S.T CAS BAY c.1758

Pen and ink and watercolour on paper; laid down on linen | 23.5 x 24.2 cm (image and sheet) | RCIN 732080

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A view of the Bay of St Cast showing the re-embarkation of the British troops on 11 September 1759. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with north-west to top.

  • Robert Pringle (active 1758) (draughtsman) [bottom right of text, inside neatline:] Rob.t Pringle Lieut.

  • Watermark: None

    Mark, stamped: 869

    Condition: no fold lines; surface dirt; ink smudges. Verso: induced discolouration

  • 15.8 x 23.6 cm (neatline)

    23.5 x 24.2 cm (image and sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    A View of S.T CAS BAY. [below map, centre]

    Additional text:

    [below map, a key, 1-19, to the details on the map.]


    George III heading: S.t Cas 11 Sep. 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil:] 13/63-3; [bottom left, black pencil:] XVI/23; [top left, obscured by white paper strip:] St Cast.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Cas, S.t A drawn View of the Bay of S.t Cas and of the Re-embarkation of the British Troops on the of Sept.r 1758: by Robt.t Pringle.

  • Probably from the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, Brittany, France (48°37'49"N 02°15'27"W)

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