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A depiction of a battle during the French Revolutionary War, 1793–1802. On 19 May 1798, Napoleon sailed from Toulon on his hazardous adventure to Egypt, capturing Malta en-route. On realizing this, Nelson initially looked for them at Alexandria, and finding no French there, sailed back to Syracuse in Sicily to reposition before returning to Alexandria. There, on 1 August, he received a signal that the French fleet had been sighted anchored in Aboukir Bay, 15 miles east of Alexandria.
oil on canvas
H 71 x W 101.5 cm