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Nautical Subjects, Two British Prints.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
575
Sold for:
$308$250

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Nautical Subjects, Two British Prints. A Sailor Relating his Victories, hand-colored mezzotint by and after C. Turner on J. Whatman wove paper dated 1821, matted and framed; some marginal discoloration and short tears, some repairs on verso, 22 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. [Together with]: His Royal Highness Prince William Henry, serving as Midshipman on board His Majesty's Ship Prince George dedicated to the Navy of Great Britain, By their obedient humble Servant A. Poggi, etching and aquatint in sepia ink engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) and Paul Sandby (1731-1809) after the painting by Benjamin West (1738-1820), London: Boydell, 1782, matted and framed, 24 x 17 1/4 in. (2)
The latter print commemorates the moment when the future King William IV (1765-1837) joined the crew of the Royal Navy's Prince George as a thirteen year-old midshipman.
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

William IV, William Henry, Francesco Bartolozzi, Benjamin West, Relating, London, United Kingdom, Aquatint, Landscape artists, Midshipman, Military, Military organization, Paul Sandby, Royal Highness, Visual arts, Wove paper

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