481 x 655 mm (18.9 x 25.8 in.)
John Raphael Smith,
Medium and Support:
Mezzotint printed in dark brown ink on off-white laid paper
Print impression quality:
Published 1 February 1791 by Smith, King Street, Covent Garden
Inscribed: “Engraved by J.R. Smith Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales / Dauntless they plunge amidst the vengeful waves, / And snatch from death the lovely sinking fair— / Their friendly efforts lo! each Briton saves! / Perhaps their future Tyrants now they spare.“; “24 March 1814 by S. Morgan”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks:
From a collection in southern Germany that descended in the family of an eighteenth-century collector of more than 3,000 English prints; purchased through Nigel Talbot, Grosvenor Prints, on auction at Sotheby’s, 13 November 1997.
Smith cat. no. 245; Frankau 5.
Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1997