Basire, James (1730-1802) (after); British. Medium: engraving. Date: 1778. The naval Battle of the Solent took place on 18 and 19 July 1545 during the Italian Wars, fought between the fleets of Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England, in the Solent channel off the south coast of England between Hampshire and the Isle of Wight; The engagement was inconclusive and is most notable for the sinking of the English carrack Mary Rose; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.