Nicholas PocockThe Battle of Lissa 1812

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Artist
Nicholas Pocock (1741‑1821)
Title
The Battle of Lissa
Date 1812
MediumWatercolour on paper
Dimensionssupport: 302 x 445 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
Reference
T01009
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Nicholas Pocock 1741–1821

T01009 The Battle of Lissa 1812

Inscribed ‘N. Pocock 1812’ b.l.
Watercolour, 11¿ x 17½ (30 x 44.5).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.C.F. 1929.
Exh: see Atkins T00964.

The action depicted took place in the Adriatic two miles off Lissa on 13 March 1811, when the French were heavily defeated by Admiral Sir William Hoste’s squadron.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.

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