An antique line engraving by J.C. Armytage after J.S. Copley. R.A. The Great Siege of Gibraltar also called (The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 1782) was an unsuccessful attempt by Spain and France to capture Gibraltar from the British during the American War of Independence. The Governor of Gibraltar, General George Augustus Eliott, is on horseback pointing to the rescue of the defeated Spanish sailors by the British.
Approx17cms by 12cms.