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    Sale 5955

    British Mezzotints & Printed Hankerchiefs, Part II, from the collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    25 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1219

    Charles Turner (1773-1857), after John James Masquerier

    Captain Lewis Mortlock gallantly defending his Majesty's Sloop of War Wolverene of 12 Guns & 63 Men against the united attack of Two French Luggers, one of 14 & the other of 16 Guns & 140 Men each near Bologne, Jan 3rd 1799

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    Charles Turner (1773-1857), after John James Masquerier
    Captain Lewis Mortlock gallantly defending his Majesty's Sloop of War Wolverene of 12 Guns & 63 Men against the united attack of Two French Luggers, one of 14 & the other of 16 Guns & 140 Men each near Bologne, Jan 3rd 1799
    mezzotint on laid paper, with margins, published by J.J.Masquerier, London, 1800
    unframed
    S. 28 x 21¼in. (71.1 x 54cm.)


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    Commander Lewis Mortlock in H.M.Sloop Wolverene, disguised as a neutral trader lured two larger French ships to attack him but was fatally wounded at the end of the battle by a stray shot

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    Literature

    Charles Turner, Engraver Whitman 795