Dispatches for Admiral Thornton
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As related in Patrick OBrian's novel Ionian Mission, the Royal Navy devoted a clossal effort during the Napoleonic wars to the close blockade of the French Coast, maintaining fleets of battleships on a permanent basis in the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean. While the battleships endlessly patrolled their stations, smaller vessels ran to and fro with supplies. In this Mediterranean scene we see the frigate HMS Surprise arriving wtih dispatches for Admiral Thornton, flying his flag in the massive 110-gun HMS Ocean.
Lithograph, printed on archival paper
Edition size 700, signed and numbered by the artist (75 remarqued)
Image size: 22" x 13 ¾" Trim size: 26 ¼" x 19"
Note: Very low inventory on the remarque edition.