The French Frigate ‘Proserpine’ of 40 Guns Striking her Colours to His Majesty’s Frigate ‘Dryad’ of 36 Guns off Cape Clear, 13 June 1796

Thomas Whitcombe (1763 - 1824)
Thomas Hellyer

Coloured engraving

published 24 May 1801
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    Country: Other
    City: storage
  • About the artist
    Despite his accomplishments in the genre of British marine painting, few solid facts about the life of Thomas Whitcombe are recorded. He is particularly known for his extensive depictions of the Royal Navy’s participation during the French Revolution, via his paintings which were reproduced in ‘The Naval Achievements of Great Britain’, published after the wars. Based in London, Whitcombe is only known to have exhibited one painting at the British Institution (1820), but exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy from 1783 to 1824. Examples of his work are today held in numerous public collections including the National Maritime Museum and the Tate in London.

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    Title
    The French Frigate ‘Proserpine’ of 40 Guns Striking her Colours to His Majesty’s Frigate ‘Dryad’ of 36 Guns off Cape Clear, 13 June 1796
    Date
    published 24 May 1801
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Parker Gallery, January 1959
    GAC number
    15448