Artist James Fittler, English, 1758-1835
Artist after Philipp Jakob II Loutherboug, French, 1740-1812
  • The Glorious Victory over the French Fleet by the British Fleet under the Command of Earl Howe on the First of June 1794
Date 1794
Medium engraving printed in black ink on laid paper
Dimensions Plate: 23 × 32 inches (58.4 × 81.3 cm)
Sheet: 26 1/4 × 37 1/4 inches (66.7 × 94.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1S492
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Drystamp, lower left: R. Cribb (Lugt 2195)
Unidentified drystamp, lower right: [cursive monogram in a circle] (perhaps CMG)
Stamp, in black, lower left corner: M [in circle]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in plate, lower left: Painted by P. I. de Loutherbourg R.A.
Inscribed, lower right: James Fittler Sculp. Marine Engraver to his Majesty.
Inscribed, lower center: The GLORIOUS VICTORY, obtained over the French Fleet by the British Fleet under the command of EARL HOWE, on the FIRST of JUNE 1794. | Dedicated by Permission to the Kings most Excellent Majesty | by his Majesty's most devoted humble Subjects and Servants, N. V R. Green, Chr. de Mechel. | Published January 1st. 1799. for V. & R. Green, by R. Cribb, No. 288, Holborn, and by Chr. de Mechel, at C. Geisweilers, No. 54, Pall Mall, London. Publiee le 1er. Janvier 1799. par Chr. de Mechel, chez C. Geisweiler, No. 54. Pall Mall, et pour V. & R. Green, par R. Cribb, No. 288, Holborn, Londres.
Inscribed, in black ink, lower left: No 492.
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Andresen, A. Handbuch Fuer Kuepferstichsammler. Leipzig, 1870, no. 9.

Fagan, L. Handbook of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. London, 1826, no. 432.