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Unknown [Watercolor depicting a naval engagement between French and British ships]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.800 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Painting Date: circa 1786-1805 Pagination: 1 art original : watercolor on paper : unframed ; 20.5 x 28.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Portrays an engagement between the ships La Blanche and La Pare. Shows sailors from both sides engaged in battle and falling into the water. Artist's name is obscured, possibly due to water damage. Other writing on the document is also lost due to water damage. Dates are inferred from information pertaining to two British ships named Blanche; one was built in 1786 and wrecked in 1799, and the other was created in 1800 and captured by the French in 1805.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: MaritimeArt, Music, Theater, and FilmBattleMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFranceNavy

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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