Inscription: The Memorable Naval Engagement on the 1st of June 1794, when the British Channel Fleet under the command of Lord Howe took and destroy'd after one of the severest actions in the Annals of History Eight French Ships of the Line / Explanation No 1 Lord Howe giving command / No 2 the French Admirals Ship / No 3 The French Vessel Le Vengeur which sunk during the action / the crew refused to surrender / Sir Roger Curtis, Admi Pasley, Admi Howe, Admi Bowyer; Slack Sc.; William Hanson
55.2 × 59 cm (21 3/4 × 23 1/4 in.)
Mr. and Mrs. John Farwell III Fund
Extended information about this artwork
“Notable Acquisitions at The Art Institute of Chicago.” Museum Studies, vol. 32, no. 1 (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), pp. 88-89 (illus.).
David Masello, “100 Top Treasures: The Most Outstanding Objects of Art Traded in the Past Year,” Art and Antiques (November 2006), p. 79.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Recent Acquisitions of Textiles, 2004-2011, December 13, 2012-May 27, 2013
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 141, “Commemorative Events on Cloth,” May 6–July 16, 2006
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