"Capture of Le Sparviere, May 3rd 1810", Jenkins, James
Period: 1816 (dated)
Publication: The Naval Achievements of Great Britain
Color: Hand Color
10.5 x 7 inches
26.7 x 17.8 cm
This fine aquatint illustrates an important battle in the Napoleonic Wars, in which the HMS Spartan captured the French Sparviere in the Bay of Naples. Drawn by Thomas Whitcombe, a leading maritime painter of the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, and engraved by J. Bailey. Jenkins' work was a renowned contemporary record of Nelson's Navy and the aquatints are considered among the most beautiful and well documented of naval prints.
Superb original color with a bit of surface soil in the blank margins.