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HMS Pearl Capturing the Esperance, 30 September 1780

Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Royal Navy
Depiction: French Navy
EventsAmerican War of Independence, 1775-1783
VesselsEsperance (1779), Pearl (1762)

Object details:

Object ID BHC0432
Description Painting. L’Esperance is shown here being captured by the British Frigate Pearl, commanded by Captain George Montagu when off the Bermudas in 1780. L’Esperance is shown broadside-on in the left of the picture.
Date made 1781

Artist/Maker Serres, Dominic
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 775 mm x 1082 mm x 66 mm;Painting: 610 mm x 927 mm
  • HMS Pearl Capturing the Esperance, 30 September 1780 (BHC0432)
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