Antique Prints

Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.


An extract of our prints currently available:

The Battle of Queenston
Storming of Fort Oswego

 

 

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"No tongue shall blazon forth their fame
The cheers that stir that sacred hill
Are but the promptings of the will
That conquered then, that conquers still
And generations shall thrill
At Brock's remembered name "
- Charles Sangster

 

THE BATTLE OF QUEENSTON

Detail images

This was the key battle of The War of 1812.
13 October 1813. [1812]
T. SUTHERLAND after MAJOR DENNIS.

 

THIS AQUATINT VIEW IS AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF CANADIANA,
WITH MISTAKEN DATE.

This is a restrike from the original copper plate of one of the great topographical prints of Canadian history, for it was during this engagement on 13 Oct. 1812, not 1813 as published in the title [perhaps memories in 1836 were rather short ?], that Maj-Gen. Sir Isaac Brock fell; (The correct location of that event being shown in this image he was later buried four times!) and Maj-Gen. Sheaffe defeated a vastly superior force of Americans so raising the morale of the inhabitants of Upper Canada.

This was therefore the key battle of The War of 1812.

The Battle of Queenston Heights was also a significant event in US history as the incident depicted with the boat in the foreground had constitutional importance.

Printed for I.W. Laird's Martial Achievements. London. 1836.

Hand coloured aquatint.

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Approx: 15 1/2" X 22"
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Price Code B: Click Here for Pricing Details

Detail of The Shore

Detail of The Foreground

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     Havell Stoming Fort Oswego

HAVELL Robert
after John Hewett Lieut. Royal Marines

Storming Fort Oswego.

by 2nd Battalion Royal Marines and a party of Seamen 15m. past twelve at noon.
dedicated to His Majesties Royal Marine Forces and those employed on the expedition.


A SCARCE Original Hand tinted aquatint after John Hewett, published by R. Havell, 1815. Plate II.  [1815]  17 x 21” Frame 30  ½  x 33 ½"
Ref GH71 /ANNN/g.ands>ROOL   PRICE CODE  H



A British naval force attacked Fort [Ontario] Oswego on 6th. May 1814 during the War of 1812. An important American supply depôt, it was situated on Lake Ontario in north-central New York state. A landing force commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Victor Fischer, consisting of 2nd. Battalion, The Royal Marines, a company of the Glengarry Light Infantry, a company of the Regiment de Watteville and a detachment of 200 sailors, took the fort while the frigates HMS 'Prince Regent' and HMS 'Princess Charlotte' engaged Oswego's guns. After destroying the defences and capturing supplies and several American schooners, the British withdrew.
The Cherwell is shown stern view in the centre left, Star, Magnet, Montreal, Niagara are also depicted along with three oared gunboats, one of which ferries reserves of DeWatteville's regiment to the fray.This depiction does not show the ships Prince Regent or Princess Charlotte. Storming of Fort Oswego, by 2nd Battalion Royal Marines and a party of Seamen;  The attack took place at 15m past Twelve at Noon.


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Although no decisive naval action took place on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812, the fleet of Sir James Yeo (the inspiration for C.S.Forester's Captain Horatio Hornblower) landed a British force which stormed and captured Fort Oswego on the southern shore of the lake on May 6, l814. After taking over a quantity of naval stores and setting fire to the barracks, the British evacuated this American post two days later.

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     The Storming: Detail images

The 1814 Battle of Oswego is significant to American history in that vital naval equipment and stores were saved from capture by the British, and after a short delay, forwarded to the American naval base at Sacket's Harbor.  The shipbuilding race on Lake Ontario continued to the end of the war with neither side gaining advantage and building larger and larger ships.

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