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Aviso français, à voiles latines, faisant secher ses voiles.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Baugean, Jean Jerome
Place made: France
Date made: 1764-1819
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 8 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in
Nomenclature: wooden vessels
Classification: vessel type depiction

A French dispatch aviso (a kind of dispatch boat or "advice boat") under full sail with a lateen at the mast drying off its sails. Aviso is depicted by land. Small inscriptions to the bottom left and right of engraving note: "Designed after nature" and "engraved by Baugean". This engraving is from a series of 72 fine engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830) in the series: "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugeans engravings are notable for their accurate and detailed depictions of ship construction and rigging.


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Baugean, Jean Jerome
French, 1764-1819