The Brave and Gallant Defence of Gibraltar against the United Forces of Spain and France, the Night of 13-14 September 1782
Engraving1 June 1786
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About the artist
London-born engraver James Fittler exhibited two sketches at the Free Society of Artists, aged 17. He studied engraving at the Royal Academy Schools from 21 and exhibited there between 1788 and 1824, becoming an associate in 1800. He was later appointed marine engraver to George III. He contributed to Boydell’s ‘Shakespeare Gallery’ and co-published ‘Views of Weymouth’ (1790-91) and (with Robert Bowyer) an illustrated bible (1795), losing some £1500 in the later venture. He published engravings for John Claude Nattes's ‘Scotia Depicta’ (1804) and made reproductions of Raphael's ‘Cartoons’ (1810). His last published works illustrated Thomas Frognall Dibdin's ‘Account of the Mansion, Books, and Pictures, at Althorp’ (1822). He died aged 77.
- The Brave and Gallant Defence of Gibraltar against the United Forces of Spain and France, the Night of 13-14 September 1782
- 1 June 1786
- Convent, Gibraltar (Governor's Residence) collection.
- Presented to the Convent, Gibraltar, by Lt. Col. Valentine Vivian, CMG, DSO, MVO, 1930
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