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An incident from the five-day battle known as the 'Glorious First of June 1794', during the French Revolutionary War, 1793–1802, between the British under Lord Howe and the French under Rear-Admiral Villaret-Joyeuse. This was the first great fleet battle of the French Wars of 1793–1815. It took place in the Atlantic, 400 miles west of Ushant, when the French were attempting to intercept and escort home a valuable grain fleet from America and the British were attempting to prevent this by capturing as much as possible.
oil on canvas
H 139.7 x W 190.5 cm