~ Framed Print On Glass Of The Battle Of The Nile At 10 O’clock At Night After Robert Dodd ~
A lovely quality lithograph print of an original by the British painter Robert Dodd (1748-1815).
The print has been hand painted in rich colours and pasted to the glass.
The subject image is of a scene from the Battle of the Nile at sunset showing the British Royal Navy ships waging war against the Navy of the French Republic with some ships in dis-repair and two rowing boats containing seamen to the foreground.
Below the image is the title of the piece and an inscription which reads:
‘To the right honourable Admiral Lord Nelson, the several Captains, the officers, Seamen and Marines under his command. This plate, engraved in commemoration of their glorious victory on the 1st of August 1798 is with due respect & admiration of their intrepid conduct on that ever memorable day, humbly inscribed by their obedient servant Rob’t Dodd’.
The piece is presented in a wood frame with gilt wood mount.
* This is one of two prints depicting the battle. The companion piece entitled ‘Battle of the Nile, The Attack at Sunset’ we also have for sale on this site. *
~ Dimensions ~
The print measures 63cm (24 ¾ inches) by 42.5cm (16 ¾ inches).
The frame measures 74cm (29 inches) by 53.5cm (21 inches).
The piece weighs2.96 Kg
~ Condition ~
The image and glass are in a great condition with no damage.
The frame has lost some of its laminate but is in a sound condition.
~ Robert Dodd ~
Robert Dodd (1748–1815) was a British marine painter and aquatint engraver. He is known for his works on the French Revolutionary Wars.
He exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1780 and the Royal Academy in 1782, continuing to exhibit there regularly until 1809.
~ Battle of the Nile ~
The Battle of the Nile (also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay) was a major naval battle fought between the British Royal Navy and the Navy of the French Republic at Aboukir Bay on the Mediterranean coast off the Nile Delta of Egypt from 1 to 3 August 1798.
The British fleet was led in the battle by Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson; they decisively defeated the French under Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys d’Aigalliers.