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British Resentment or the French fairly Coopt at Louisbourg, 1755

British Resentment or the French fairly Coopt at Louisbourg, Louis Pierre Boitard, 1755, Colonial Williamsburg.British Resentment or the French fairly Coopt at Louisbourg, Louis Pierre Boitard, 1755, John Carter Brown Library of Early American Images.Copies...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 29 Nov 2017

Britain's Rights Maintained, 1755

Britain's Rights Maintained, or French Ambition Dismantled, Louis Philippe Boitard. 1755, Boston Rare Maps.If you haven't visited Boston Rare Maps, you really should. There is an amazing collection of original printed images and maps that you can purchase....
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 12 Jun 2017

The Imports of Great Britain from France, 1757

The Imports of Great Britain from France, Louis-Philippe Boitard, 1757, Government Art Collection.Despite being born in France, Boitard was more than happy to tap into British worries about French influence on their culture. This political cartoon depicts...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 7 Jun 2017

The Antigallican Spirit, 1750's-60's

The Antigallican Spirit, Thomas Ewart, c.1750's-60's, British Museum."Would Statesmen but this Picture View-" begins Ewart's inscription on this engraving, "Wear Hearts as honest and as True, the Haughty Gauls with Purse proud Spain, Would be our Vassals...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 24 Apr 2017

Captain James Lowry, 175

Captain James Lowry, R. Bennett, 1752, British Museum.My favorite Scottish sea captain/murderous tyrant returns!In case you missed the previous posts, Captain Lowry was master of the Molly merchantman and during a return voyage from Jamaica...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 30 Jan 2017

Buckingham on the stocks at Deptford, 175

Buckingham on the stocks at Deptford, John Cleveley the Elder, 1752, National Maritime Museum.Cleveley was a shipwright by trade, and many of his paintings depict ships on the stocks. He also populates his paintings with sailors and people. Unlike many...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 19 Nov 2016

The Life and Surprizing Adventures of James Wyatt (Part 2), 1753

Copperplate engraving from The Life and Surprizing Adventures of James Wyatt, published 1753, Google Books.Continuing the story of the privateer trumpeter James Wyatt, we follow the crews of the Revenge and (I believe that's the vessel...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 20 Aug 2016

The Life and Surprizing Adventures of James Wyatt (Part 1), 1753

Copperplate engraving from The Life and Surprizing Adventures of James Wyatt, published 1753, Google Books.Recommended long ago by follower Justin Jolly, I have finally gotten around to the copperplate engravings contained in the 1753 memoirs of...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 18 Aug 2016

A Naval Brigantine in a Calm Sea, 175

"A Naval Brigantine in a Calm Sea," John Clevely, 1752, National Maritime Museum.  In the eighteenth century, the terms "brig" and "brigantine" were almost interchangeable. Port of entry records in the American colonies sometimes show the same vessel...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 3 May 2016

Fort William in the Kingdom of Bengal, 1754

"Fort William in the Kingdom of Bengal," Robert Sayer, 1754, British Museum.Robert Sayer treats his audience to an idealized view of Fort William in Calcutta. The fort we see here was completed in 1706, though portions of the fort had stood since 1696....
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 6 Feb 2016

Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam, c.1752-1758

"Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam," John Greenwood, c. 1752-1758, Saint Louis Art Museum.Located on the Northern coast of South America between Guyana and French Guyana, Suriname is now an independent nation. At the time this painting was done, Suriname...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 31 Jan 2016

View of Mount Edgecumbe, 1755

"View of Mount Edgcumbe," engraved by Pierre Charles Canot after Samuel Scott, 1755, British Museum. "View of Mount Edgcumbe," engraved by Pierre Charles Canot after Samuel Scott, 1755, Government Art Collection.This is another in the print series Five...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 9 Jan 2016

View of Mount Edgcumbe, Taken from St. Nicholas's Island, 1755

"View of Mount Edgcumbe, Taken from St. Nicholas's Island," engraved by Pierre Charles Canot after Samuel Scott, 1755, British Museum. "View of Mount Edgcumbe, Taken from St. Nicholas's Island," engraved by Pierre Charles Canot after Samuel Scott,...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 8 Jan 2016

Chairing the Member, 1754-55

"Chairing the Member," William Hogarth, 1754-55, Wikimedia Commons. © Sir John Soane’s Museum, London "Chairing the Member," William Hogarth, 1754-55, Sir John Soane's Museum.This chaotic scene is typical of the famous satirist Hogarth, and...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 9 Dec 2015

The Thames at Greenwich, c.175

"The Thames at Greenwich," artist unknown, c.1750, Royal Collection Trust.Details in this piece are difficult to make out, so I have brightened the details below to make it easier to analyze. Bear in mind this is not wholly how the original appears. The...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 8 Nov 2015

A view of the procession of John Swan and Elizabeth Jefferies, c.175

"A view of the procession of John Swan and Elizabeth Jefferies," Bispham Dickinson, c.1752, British Museum.The case of Elizabeth Jefferies and John Swan brings us pretty far from the Wooden World that is our usual focus. According to a tale related in...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 20 Oct 2015

A Thames Wharf, c.1757

© ©© Victoria and Albert Museum, London "A Thames Wharf," Samuel Scott, c.1757, Victoria and Albert Museum.N.A.M. Rodger writes in his oft cited The Wooden World that Royal Navy vessels spent most of their time in port. Rodger's assertion...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 19 Sep 2015

A Sixth Rate on the Stocks, 1758

"A Sixth Rate on the Stocks," John Cleveley, 1758, National Maritime Museum. The centerpiece of this painting is a brand new sixth rate frigate, pierced for 20 guns on her gundeck, and eight more on her quarter. These were fast vessels, and the most likely...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 15 Jul 2015

Ship on Fire at Night, c.1756

"Ship on Fire at Night," Charles Brooking, 1756, Yale Center for British Art.The eponymous ship on fire is a big one. She's lost her main and her mizzen top. Fire is already pouring out of her gunports. Given the fighting tops and the impressive rows...
From: British Tars, 1740-1790 on 25 Feb 2015

Fashion Deconstructed: Lady Francis Courtenay

Cutting historical portraits apart is just the sort of thing I like to do in my spare time, so I thought I’d start sharing it with you guys.  I don’t really know much about Lady Francis Courtenay except that she subscribed to books on Greek...
From: Life Takes Lemons on 2 Dec 2013

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