Nicholas Pocock

The Battle of Lissa

1812

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Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Support: 302 x 445 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
Reference
T01009

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.