[H.M. Revenue Cutter “Prince George”, On Voyages To And From Sydney]. After William John Huggins, Brit.
[H.M. Revenue Cutter “Prince George”, On Voyages To And From Sydney]
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[H.M. Revenue Cutter “Prince George”, On Voyages To And From Sydney]

1836. Pair of hand-coloured aquatints with etching, text including artist, engraver, date and title in plate below image, 31.2 x 45cm (image). Slight foxing and stains overall, with trimmed plate mark.

Text in one image includes “Painted by W.J. Huggins, Marine Painter to His Majesty, and published for him May 1836, by F.S. Crawley, 105 and 106, Leadenhall St, London. Engraved by C. Rosenberg. To his Royal Highness Prince George of Cumberland, K.G., this plate representing H.M. Revenue Cutter Prince George of 72 tons, John Roach, Commander, on her voyage from London to Sydney, New South Wales, off the island of St Pauls, encountering a tremendous hurricane in lat. 39½ S, long. 78 E, August 1833, is with His Royal Highness’s permission most respectfully dedicated by his obliged and humble servant James Roach.” Text in the other image includes “…this plate representing H.M. Revenue Cutter Prince George… on her voyage from London to Sydney, New South Wales, in lat. 5 N, long 24 W, May 8th, 1833, chasing the French E.I. Ship Victorine for the purpose of putting letters on board, the Victorine supposing her to be a pirate crowding all sail to get away…”

It is extremely rare to find these images together as a pair. Ref: NLA.

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Item #CL174-11

Price (AUD): $8,800.00  Other currencies

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