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Le Défenseur / Sailing Ships
Le Défenseur / Sailing Ships
Attrib. To:
Date:
ca. 1766
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Black Chalk With Stumping, Heightened With White Chalk On Blue Laid Paper Affixed To Early Nineteenth Century Cardboard Mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 235 x 440 mm (9 1/4 x 17 5/16 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Achenbach, gift to AFGA.

Accession Number:
1963.24.234
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

SAILING SHIPS, fleet of imperial sailing vessels, mid to late eighteenth century, one ship out of a dozen pronounced in foreground, taught sails, choppy sea, sailing toward distant, foggy island, five ships barely visible ahead, partially cloudy, gray and cold, expedition or conquest?