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Lot 0387
Antique J.M.W.Turner Portsmouth Hand Colored EngravingAntique line engraving on paper Portsmouth engraved by Thomas Luptonafter the painting of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775_1851) from Picturesque Views in England and Walesc.1830Portsmouth has been one of the principal naval bases on the southern coast of England since at least the sixteenth century when, in 1544, Henry VIII built Southsea Castle (a Device fort designed to guard entrances to the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour). The harbour was also departure point for Admiral NelsonÃs 1805 defeat of the Franco-Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar. Approximately 16î x 17 3/4î framed. Actual image is approximately 6 1/8î x 9 1/4î.

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Good condition, as pictured.

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