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Captain William Rogers capturing the 'Jeune Richard' | Samuel Drummond | 1808

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Size: A4 Portrait

The artist intended this painting to commemorate a 'very gallant action in the West Indies' on 1 October 1807. At dawn off Barbados, the 'Windsor Castle' mail packet spotted the French privateer 'Jeune Richard' approaching. Unable to escape, the 'Windsor Castle' prepared for battle, rigging anti-boarding nets. The privateer closed in, but the nets prevented boarding. Despite heavy fire, the French eventually retreated. Captain William Rogers and his five unwounded men boarded the 'Jeune Richard', killed her captain, and forced the crew to surrender.

The French privateer had 92 men and strong armament, while the 'Windsor Castle' had only 28 men and lighter guns, highlighting their bravery. The scene is viewed from the 'Jeune Richard's' starboard main shrouds. Captain Rogers and his men are shown fighting on deck. The painting emphasizes Rogers' bravery with a dramatic pose and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1808, later engraved by W. Ward in 1809.

 

Print: 

A premium quality heavyweight (200gsm) fine art print material with a smooth, clean finish. This museum quality paper is extremely consistent and works perfectly with large, full colour graphics or illustrations. The matte finish emphasises different highlights and tones in the source artworks; helping to create stunning works of art.

- All prints feature a 0.25 inch white border to ensure space for framing. 


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  • FSC approved or sustainably sourced paper
  • Printed using water based inks
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  • Contains no plastic


Sizes:

A2 = 16.5 x 23.4 Inches

A3 = 11.7 x 16.5 Inches

A4 = 8.3 x 11.7 Inches