The Capture of the 'Foudroyant' by HMS Monmouth (after Francis Swaine)
John Goldar (Oxford 1729 - London 1795)
Art / Prints
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A copy of The Capture of the 'Foudroyant'. The original painting by Francis Swaine hangs in the National Maritime Museum. The scene depicts the interception of the 'Foudroyant' by the 'Monmouth', 'Swiftsure' and 'Hampton Court' in 1758. The 'Foudroyant' is central and can be seen firing upon the 'Monmouth'. The 'Fouydroyant' was originally a flagship of the French Navy. She was captured after being intercepted by the British while on her way to Cartegna and later taken into the British Navy.
Print, reproductive, coloured, The Capture of the 'Foudroyant' by HMS Monmouth (after Francis Swaine) by (c.1720 - London 1782) by John Goldar (Oxford 1729 - London 1795).A colour photographic copy of an oil painting. The scene depicts a naval battle. Two large ships firing broadside on each other in the foreground while two ships can be seen in the background. The frame is inscribed in gilt lettering "The Capture of the 'Foudroyant' by H.M.S. Monmouth".
Marks and inscriptions
On frame, lower register: The Capture of the 'Foudroyant' by H.M.S. Monmouth
Makers and roles
John Goldar (Oxford 1729 - London 1795), engraver after Francis Swaine (c.1720 - London 1782), artist