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The Battle of Aboukir Bay

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1799 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Edy, John William (engraver)
    Whitcombe, Thomas (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour aquatint

  • Credit Line:

    R. H. Stephenson bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case J, shelf 3, box A

Physical description

Colour print depicting a naval battle.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1799 (published)


Edy, John William (engraver)
Whitcombe, Thomas (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour aquatint

Marks and inscriptions

Whitcomb pinxt. J. W. Edy aquatinta. Published June 11. 1799. by John Harris, Sweetings Alley Cornhill & No. 8 Old Broad street, London.


Height: 18.625 in, Width: 27.75 in

Descriptive line

'The Battle of Aboukir Bay', J. W. Edy after Thomas Whitcombe, London, 1799

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.





Subjects depicted

Warfare; Sea battle; Ships; Sea


Prints; Military; A Year of Objects: October, Trafalgar Day


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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