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The perilous situation of Charles Sturt Esqr, Member for Bridport on 20th of Septr 1800

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • The perilous situation of Charles Sturt Esqr, Member for Bridport on 20th of Septr 1800
  • Description

    Broadside on the rescue of Charles Sturt on 20th September, 1800: Sturt hanging on a sinking yacht in midst of rough waves, lying on his stomach, looking towards ships on the horizon in the right background, two seagulls flying on the left; published state, cut along platemark. 1800
    Aquatint with etching, slight stipple, letterpress


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1800
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 203 millimetres
    • Width: 288 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title, production detail: "Drawn & Etched by G. Shepherd.", within image at bottom left:" G. S. fecit 1800".
        On separate letterpress: "Printed by Bunney and Gold, / Shoe-Lane, London."
  • Curator's comments

    Letterpress cut off and kept with the print.
    See 1902,1018.51 for another impression.

  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Rescue of Charles Sturt
      20 September 1800
  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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