Auction 125, Lot 882

"Battle of the Nile, Augt. 1st 1798", Jenkins, James

Subject: Ships

Period: 1816 (dated)

Publication: The Naval Achievements of Great Britain

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.5 x 7 inches
26.7 x 17.8 cm

This fine aquatint illustrates an important battle in the Napoleonic Wars. The British fleet under Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated a French fleet, stranding Napoleon's army in Egypt. The battle established British naval superiority and was an important contribution to the growing fame of Admiral Nelson. Drawn by Thomas Whitcombe, a leading maritime painter of the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, and engraved by Bailey.

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Condition: A

Superb original color with only a few spots and tiny edge tears not affecting image

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008

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