Large antique etching of the famous battleship Jean Bart during a naval battle in the ocean. The etching was engraved by Jean Pierre Marie Jazet (1788-1871), after a painting by French painter Louis Ambroise Garneray (1783-1857).
After it’s acquisition, the etching was restored and cleaned by a hired professional. Ready to be displayed.
Jean Bart was a Téméraire-class 74-gun ship of the line of the French Navy. Ordered in 1811, Jean Bart was not completed before 1820, long after the fall of the French Empire she was meant to defend and after the Bourbon Restoration. Commissioned under Captain Menouvrier-Defresne, she cruised off Brazil in before returning to Brest. In 1823, she captured the Spanish merchantman Nueva Veloce Mariana before patrolling the Caribbean.
She cruised off South America again from 1828 to 1829 before being hulked in 1830.
Sheet Size: 72,5 x 90 cm (28.54 x 35.43 inches)
Subject : 63,5 x 63,5 cm (25 x 25 inches)
War Ship during a Naval Battle Large Antique Etching, 19th C. after Military Painting of Garneray