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19th Century Engraving "The Bombardment of Algiers, Aug.t 27th 1816" from Jenkins "Naval Achievements of Great Britain" 1817
REF: P1795 / LA354860
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Of military history interest! A lovely coloured aquatint entitled "The Bombardment of Algiers" from the volume "The Naval Achievements of Great Britain from the year 1793-1817" published by James Jenkins of The Strand, London in 1817. Roger Quarm, the curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum, has said of this work "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years it has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints. It is the quality of accuracy which makes Jenkins so valuable". The published volume offered 55 aquatint illustrations after paintings by T Whitcombe. Most engravings were by T Sutherland, as in this example, but others were done by Jeakes and Bailey. The Bombardment of Algiers was an attempt by Britain and The Netherlands to end the slavery practices of Omar Agha, the Dey of Algiers, who indulged in piracy and the enslavement of Europeans. 3000 Christian slaves were freed after this engagement, although the slave trade did not end completely until the French conquest of Algeria in 1847.
image size 17.5 x 26 cms ( 7" x 10.25")
Art & Stuff has clarified that the 19th Century Engraving "The Bombardment of Algiers, Aug.t 27th 1816" from Jenkins "Naval Achievements of Great Britain" 1817 (LA354860) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1817
Very good. minute foxing spot to mount on right. Print may have lost colour over time. Versions of this print are known to have been highly coloured. Presented in lovely black painted frame with ornate gilded finish to inner face. Parker Gallery, Albemarle St label verso.
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This 19th Century Engraving "The Bombardment of Algiers, Aug.t 27th 1816" from Jenkins "Naval Achievements of Great Britain" 1817 is located in ABINGDON, United Kingdom