Basire, James (1730-1802) (after); British. Medium: colour lithograph. Date: 1778. The naval Battle of the Solent took place on 18 and 19 July 1545 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; detail showing the English Fleet at Spithead outside Portsmouth Harbour and the sinking of the English warship Mary Rose; loss of life of most of the crew of 185 soldiers, 200 seamen and 30 gunners; the French fleet was repelled saving England from French invasion Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.