Auction 126, Lot 814

"Battle Off Cabareta Point - July 12th, 1801", Jenkins, James

Subject: Ships

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 dramatic aquatint illustrates an important battle in the Napoleonic Wars, in which the HMS Caesar and Superb defeated the Real Carlos and San Hermenegildo of the Spanish navy off the Spanish coast. Drawn by Thomas Whitcombe, a leading maritime painter of the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars, and engraved by Thomas Sutherland. 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.


Condition: A

Superb original color with a couple spots and rough paper edges, well away from the image.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/3/2008