Arrival of Count D'Estaing's Squadron at the Mouth of the Delaware River

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Black ink and wash with collage on paper
Overall: 11 1/4 x 16 1/8 x 1 in. ( 28.6 x 41 x 2.5 cm ) mat: 20 1/2 x 25 x 1 in. ( 52.1 x 63.5 x 2.5 cm )
inscription: upper center: "Campagne du Vice-Admiral Cte d'Estaing en Amerique, Commandant une Escadre de 12 Vaisseaux et 4 fregattes, Sortie de Toulon le 13 avril 1778. No. 1." inscription: lower: "L'Escadre Commandee par Mr. le Cte d'Estaing arrive a l
Inscribed at upper center in collaged rectangle in brown ink: "Campagne du Vice-Amiral[sic] Cte. d'Estaing / en Amêrique, Commandant une Escadre de / 12 Vaisseaux et 4 frégattes, Sortie de Toulon / le 13 avril 1778. No. 1"; below image: "L'Escadre Commanée par Mr. le Cte. d'Estaing arrive... à l"Embouchure de la Délaware le 7 juillet 1778, la Frégate anglaise la Mairmaide de 28 canons sort / de cette Rivière, et cherche en vain son salut dans la Fuite. / A. Rive droite de la Délaware. D. la Frég
Gallery Label: 
On April 13, 1778, a formidable French squadron commanded by Count d'Estaing sailed for America from Toulon. This is the first of a series of drawings by Pierre Ozanne, who accompanied the fleet as an official artist and recorded the incidents of the French naval operations. In this view of the arrival of the fleet at the mouth of the Delaware River on July 7, 1778, Ozanne has also depicted the attempt of the British frigate Mermaid to escape capture by the French ships.
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Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group