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Capture La Nereide Jenkins Naval Achievements

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Capture of the La Nereide, Dec 21st, 1797


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Original antique military / naval print


The Nereide was a Sybille class 32-gun, copper-hulled, frigate of the French Navy. She was sailing off the Isles of Scilly under the command of Lieutenant de Vaisseau Chasseriau when she encountered HMS Phoebe. After exchanging broadsides with Phoebe for about an hour and a half, Nereide struck. She had suffered 20 killed and 55 wounded; Phoebe had suffered three men killed and 10 wounded. Although the French vessel had a larger crew, she had a substantially smaller broadside and that told. She entered into British service as HMS Nereide. Thomas Whitcombe (1760-1824) was a marine painter whose works are in several English collections, in particular the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Engraving from 'The Naval Achievements of Great Britain' by James Jenkins. Acid-free double mount.

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artist Thomas Sutherland (1785-1838) after Thomas Whitcombe (1760-1824)
method Colour aquatint
date 1816
size 215mm by 300mm (platemark)
SKU MN2879