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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 1227

    John Murphy (late 18th century), after Reinagle

    The Perilous situation of Major Mony

    Price Realised  

    John Murphy (late 18th century), after Reinagle
    The Perilous situation of Major Mony
    mezzotint on laid paper, good impression with margins, published by J.Murphy, London, 1789
    unframed
    S. 21¼ x 25¾in. (54 x 65.5cm.)


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    Major Mony fell into the sea with his balloon on the 23rd July 1785, off the coast of Yarmouth. He was most providentially discovered and rescued by the Argus Sloop, having been in the water for five hours.

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