The Burning of the 'Prudent' and the Taking of the 'Bienfaisant' in Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) Harbour, 1758 Open in full size

The Burning of the 'Prudent' and the Taking of the 'Bienfaisant' in Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) Harbour, 1758

Picture, 1771, English

The Burning of the 'Prudent' and the Taking of the 'Bienfaisant' in Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) Harbour, 1758

Picture, 1771, English

Notes

Inscribed in the plate, l.l.: R. Paton Pinxit.; l.r.: P.C. Canot Sculp.; l.l.: Captn Laforey with 25 Boats Attack'd / and took the Prudent of 74 Guns, but / finding her aground, was obliged / to burn her.; l.r.: Captn Balfour with 25 Boats Attack'd, / Took, and Towed off the Bienfaisant of / 64 Guns into the N.E. Harbour, then in / possession of the British Troops.; b.: To the Captains other Officers & Seamen, who (with a detachment of Boats from the Fleet commanded by Admiral Boscawen) / Burnt the Prudent & Took the Bienfaisant in LOUISBOURGH HARBOUR, about 1 o'clock in the morning of the 26th July 1758. In Memory of that Singular & Brave / Action. This Representation is humbly Inscribed, By their Most Obedient Servant. / Richd Paton. / Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 14 Febry 1771. Paton's oil of this composition, "Capture of the French Ships 'Prudent' and 'Bienfaisant' in Louisbourg Harbour, 26 July 1758", 1761, is in R.O.M. (956.94; reproduced in D.B. Webster, 'Georgian Canada', 1984, No. 34). deVolpi 7; Spendlove p. 12; Jefferys 360. Acc. D 5-9a is a photograph, c.1910?, of Acc. JRR 73; laid down on album page; Inscribed, vso u.l.: Copy No 114 H.S. C; vso c.: Burning of the War Ships in Louisburg Harbor 1759 / from plate published in 1791. JRR(1912) 222 Catalogued NOV 19 1986. Rev. NOV 9 1988

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Medium

Etching (various losses have been supplied in pen & black ink) on wove paper. Laid down on cardboard

Extent

Sheet (trimmed to or within plate-mark) 400 x 580 mm

Provenance

Gift of J. Ross Robertson

Contributor

Paton, Richard, 1717-1791, after

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 73 Cab III