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Huggins’ painting is one of many that were produced by British marine artists in the decades following the 1807 Act of Abolition of the British slave trade, showing Navy vessels in action against mainly Spanish and Portuguese vessels still engaged in the Atlantic slave trade. Here the Spanish slaving brig 'Formidable' is taken by HM brigantine 'Buzzard', 10 guns, an action that took place on 17 December 1834.
oil on canvas
H 38 x W 54.5 cm