1966.0259 A Print
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Print (Engraving)

  • Title:

    The Battle at La Hogue

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    John Hall (Engraver)

    Benjamin West (Painter)

    William Woollett (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1781-1781

  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Engraved, Etched, Line engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1966.0259 A


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Object Number

1966.0259 A

Object Name

Print (Engraving)

Title

The Battle at La Hogue

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

John Hall (Engraver)
1739-1797

Benjamin West (Painter)
10/10/1738-03/01/1820
Appointed historical painter to king in 1772, and surveyor of the royal pictures in 1790. Co-founded the Royal Academy in London and succeeded Sir Joshua Reynolds as its president from 1792 to 1820.

William Woollett (Publisher)
08/15/1735-05/23/1785
Woollett was apprenticed to John Tinney, an engraver in Fleet Street, London, and studied in the St Martin's Lane academy. His first important plate was from the "Niobe" of Richard Wilson, published by Boydell in 1761, which was followed in 1763 by a companion engraving from the "Phaethon" of the same painter. After West he engraved his fine plate of the "Battle of La Hogue" (1781), and the "Death of General Wolfe" (1776), which is usually considered Woollett's masterpiece.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1781-1781

Subjects

Historical; Naval history; Military

Materials

Ink; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Engraved, Etched, Line engraved

Dimensions (inches)

17.1 (H) , 23.6 (W) , 16.9 (Image H) , 23.3 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

43.5 (H) , 60 (W) , 16.9 (Image H) , 23.3 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Trimmed within platemark.

Publisher Summary

Woollett, William

Publication Date

1781

Place of Publication

London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watermark

none

Object Description

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