Nicholas Pocock
The Battle of Lissa 1812

Artwork details

Nicholas Pocock 1741–1821
The Battle of Lissa
Date 1812
Medium Watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 302 x 445 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
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Catalogue entry

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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