Capture of Minorca (1798)
A French School drawing from late 18th , early 19th Century
Assigned to 'Roux' by the previous owner. (Pierre Roux - Paris 19th Century)
Sepia ink drawing with grey wash on watermarked laid paper.
Watermark: Fénérol frères, which is known to have sold paper in the late 18th-early 19th century.
In November 1798 a British expedition captured the island of Menorca (historically called "Minorca" by the British) from Spain. A large force under General Charles Stuart landed on the island and forced its Spanish garrison to surrender in eight days with only some bloodshed. The British occupied the island for four years, using it as a major naval base, before handing it back to Spain following the Treaty of Amiens.
295 x 200 cm
- French school, early XIX century
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Capture of Minorca (1798)
- Circa 1810-1830
- Sepia-Tuschezeichnung mit grauer Waschung
- Nicht signiert
- Guter Zustand
- 295×200×1 mm