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'Félicitié' driven ashore at Scheveningen by the 'Richmond', 24 January 1761

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleArtist: Fargue, Paul Constantin La
VesselsFelicite [French navy]

Object details:

Object ID PAH0127
Description This was a minor Anglo-French action during the Seven Years War. It involved the 'Félicité' which had just left Cherbourg on her way to Martinique when she was met by the 'Richmond', Captain John Elphinstone. The action was begun at sea but continued when both ships ran ashore at Scheveningen on the Dutch coast. After the French crew fled the 'Félicité', she was boarded and set on fire. La Fargue, a landscape painter, printmaker and watercolourist, was born nearby at The Hague. He spent most of his life illustrating the environs of The Hague and may have witnessed this newsworthy event or its aftermath, of which he made this detailed record.
Date made 1761

Artist/Maker Fargue, Paul Constantin La
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials pen & ink, brown & wash, grey
Measurements Sheet: 175 x 300 mm; Mount: 476 mm x 629 mm
  • 'Félicitié' driven ashore at Scheveningen by the 'Richmond', 24 January 1761 (PAH0127)
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