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Britannia seated on a throne attends to the complaints of injured Americans. Engraving by J. June after L. Boitard, 1755.

  • Boitard, Louis-Pierre, active 1733-1763.
Date:
25 September 1755
Reference:
579976i
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About this work

Description

One of several prints on Boscawen's attempts to stop French encroachments on North America in 1755. Despite foggy conditions, Captain Howe in the 'Dunkirk' captured the 'Alcide', 64 guns, 480 men, and the 'Lys', mounted with 22 guns. This action effectively disabled the French navy and blockaded Louisbourg in Nova Scotia, Canada

Publication/Creation

[London] (St Pauls Churchyard) : J. Bowles ; [London] (Cornhil) : Jno. Bowles & Son, 25 September 1755.

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; sheet 25 x 33.8 cm

Lettering

British resentment or the French fairly coopt at Louisbourg

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, Vol III, London 1978, no. 3332 (see also No.3331, this catalogue 579975i)

Lettering note

Explanations to the image are numbered 1 to 12 in lettering below. There is additional lettering within the image

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 579976i

Languages

  • English


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