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£5 1799 French Revolutionary Wars Pocock Ref: 304g
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Lord Howe engaging the French Fleet under Adm. Villaret on the 29.th May.
N. Pocock del t. |  Wells Sculpt.
Glorious First of June.

Part of the French Revolutionary Wars.

The British Channel Fleet under Admiral Lord Howe attemted to prevent the passage of a French grain convoy from the United States protected by the French Atlantic Fleet commanded by .... read more

Lord Howe engaging the French Fleet under Adm. Villaret on the 29.th May.
N. Pocock del t. |  Wells Sculpt.
Glorious First of June.

Part of the French Revolutionary Wars.

The British Channel Fleet under Admiral Lord Howe attemted to prevent the passage of a French grain convoy from the United States protected by the French Atlantic Fleet commanded by Rear-Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse.
Engraved by John Wells (fl.1784-1809) from a sketch by Nicholas Pocock (1740-1821) for the Naval Chronicle  and shows Howe’s first encounter with Villaret’s fleet before the full engagement in the Atlantic Ocean on 1st June 1794.
Worn impression with some grubbiness. Later hand colour. Supplied in cream mount (30x23cm. o/all) ready for framing.

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