Paper edition of 750, signed and numbered
Image size: 20 x 15.5 inches
Paper size: 24 x 19.5 inches
Canvas edition of 250, signed and numbered - **SPECIAL ORDER***
Standard size canvas: Image 18 x 24 inches
Large Size canvas: Image 24 x 32 inches
Late in 1807, Portugal, threatened with invasion by Napoleon, took the decision to evacuate the Royal Family to Brazil. A British Squadron, together with many units of the Portuguese Royal Navy, provided a strong escort across the Atlantic. They made landfall at Bahia, the onward journey to Rio being delayed while a suitably imperial reception could be arranged.
In this painting the Portuguese flagship, the Principe Real, 84 guns, has just come to anchor in Rio de Janeiro harbour. She has on board the Prince Regent and his retinue, and flies the Royal Standard at the mainmast.