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

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Size: 11"x14"
Frame Style: Black Frame

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.

 

Frame:

Created from high-quality wood, milled with simple clean lines and presented with a satin finish. Includes an off-white mount that will not discolour or fade with age.

All framed prints feature our premium fine art paper. This is a museum-quality paper which reproduces photography and artworks with exceptional tonality and renders sharp details with consistent flatness and accuracy.


Print: 

For the matted / mounted prints we use a thick 1.4mm window mount cut from premium, textured mountboard. All mounts are "conservation grade", FSC certified, 100% acid free, and will not discolour or fade with age.


  • Simple, elegant design
  • Premium, fine art paper with a gently textured surface
  • Handmade by specialist picture framers
  • FSC certified off-white mat / window mount
  • Delivered ready for hanging