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Signal Defeat of the French Squadron ... off Boulogne, 20th. Septr. 1811

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Engagement between British and French sailing ships close to shore; several ships' sails have been damaged by gunfire. 1812. Etching with aquatint, hand-coloured.
Additional Makers: Print maker - John Heaviside Clark; Print maker - Matthew Dubourg; Publisher - Edward Orme
Inscription: Lettered with title/description of the event, "Royal Defeat of the French Squadron of 7 Praams, carrying each 12 Guns, 24 p. each, & Fifteen Brigs, off Boulogne, 20th Sepr.1811, In the presence and direction of Bonaparte, By H.M.S. Naiad, Captn. Phil. Casteret, and the Castilian, Renaldo, and Redpole Brigs, Which terminated in the Capture of the Ville de Lyons, one of the largest of the 7 Praams. Rear Adml. Basle, Commanded the French Squadron."; and with production details, "Drawn by Lieut. E. Vidal/Published June 4th. 1812, by Edwd. Orme, Printseller, and Publisher, to His Majesty & the Prince Regent, Bond Street, (corner of Brook St.) London./Engraved by Clark & Dubourg."
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Boulogne-sur-Mer, Hauts-de-France, France

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