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The ship was anchored in the bay for nine days while the British government decided his fate. This picture shows the scene in St Mary’s Bay, just south of Torbay, on 7th August 1815, when Napoleon was transferred from the 'Bellerophon' to HMS 'Northumberland' for transportation to exile on the island of St Helena.
The Exile's Departure
oil on canvas
H 50.5 x W 68 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, The Pilgrim Trust, The National Art Collections Fund and Torbay Council