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Barque allant vent arriere
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Randon; Sbonski de Passebon, Henri
Place made: France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Marseilles
Date made: 1720
Materials: ink; paper; cloth
Measurements: 19 3/4 in x 25 1/4 in
Nomenclature: barques; French
Classification: vessel depictions
A copperplate engraving from the book titled, 'Plan de plusieurs bâtimens de mer avec leurs proportions dedié à Son Altesse Serenissime Monseigneur Louis Auguste de Bourbon' (Marseille: c. 1720) by the French Captain Henri Sbonski de Passebon. The folio-sized book was a collection of 17 naval architecture prints. Translated, the title literally means, "Barque going downwind." The small sailing vessel is depicted with its port-broadside facing the viewer and towing the ship's boat, which is partly visible in the right foreground. A volcano fumes in the background on the right.