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The Indefatigable

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

The Indefatigable

Date

After 1796

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H56.6cm x W:76cm

Reference

CVCSC:0045.F

Collection

British Folk Art

Status

On Display

In 1796 HMS Indefatigable captured the French frigate La Virginie after a 15-hour chase, a famous and celebrated event in the war with France. The scene presided over the figures of Britannia, Fame and Hope at the lower right, Poseidon and Amphitrite, Greek god and goddess of the sea.

The Indefatigable After 1796 © Compton Verney