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  1. An interesting watercolour titled " 'Censeur' & 'Ça Ira' (French) taken by 'Illustrious' and 'Courageux' (English) In Lord Hotham's Action off Spezzia, 14th March, 1795", apparently painted by an eye witness ("Drawn by a Midshipman on board the 'Courageux' "), which seems quite credible. https://www.charlesmillerltd.com/auction/lot/lot-54---naval-school-circa-1795-censeur-and-a-ira-taken-by-illustrious-and-courageux-in-lord-hothams-action-off-spezia-14th-march-1795/?lot=13918&so=4&st=french&sto=0&au=&ef=&et=&ic=False&sd=1&pp=48&pn=1&g=1#
  2. Long time ago, a nice contemporary representation of the ship in colour, attributed to F. J. Emeric, could be found on the net. Still there, but the resolution is lousy: https://www.tessier-sarrou.com/lot/841/268990?npp=100&offset=100& A slightly better picture of the bow section only can be found in a second catalogue (p.4): http://www.la-rose-des-vents.com/anciens catalogues/Marseille 02.pdf If someone has better pictures - thanks for sharing. 🙂
  3. Another chance find, the decorations of the French 74 gun ship-of-the-line "D'Hautpoult" (click the second of the four thumbnails and enlarge). http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2011/un-hommage-au-xviiie-sicle-adriano-ribolzi-antiquaire/lot.81.html# The sculptor was Bara (signed "Bara M[aî]tre Sculp[teur], obviously Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Bara (lived 1757 [not 1763]-1830 according to the CATALOGUE DES PLANS DE BÂTIMENTS À VOILES CONSERVÉS DANS LES ARCHIVES DE LA MARINE, p.435), maître sculpteur de la Marine at Lorient; don't know who the Charles-Joseph Bara mentioned in
  4. Speaking of Ganteaume … Wikipedia are notorious for presenting a lot of inaccurate information - due to incompetent contributors. Just one striking example of how justified this charge is is the entry on Ganteaume on the French Wikipedia. There, a contributor calling himself "Jaugrand" has posted a portrait of a French naval officer whom, with utter conviction and without bringing up further evidence, he claims to be Ganteaume. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Honoré_Joseph_Antoine_Ganteaume.jpg This is impossible. Ganteaume was appointed contre-amiral on 7
  5. Found out who commanded the Mont-Blanc after Magon: Cosmao-Kerjulien, at the time capitaine de vaisseau/chef de division (i.e. Commodore), took over on 10 August 1802, apparently till 8 March 1805 (when Lavillegris took over officially). On 16 March 1805, Cosmao took command of le Pluton. (https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k33369055/f289.item.r=cosmao.texteImage). Still, in my opinion, the identity of the ship painted by Roux remains open as there is no original caption revealing the ship's name. As mentioned before, the flag hoisted on the main mast is that of a chef de division
  6. Just one correction. The date of this plan is 15 germinal an 8 (5 April 1800), with the "1" disappearing in the fold. See also here, p. 364, no. 1994: https://francearchives.fr/fr/file/12b05aae868cace066fac26363c928e4bcecd8cb/FRSHD_PUB_00000227.pdf
  7. I don't know whether this catalogue on Napoleon's navy has already been posted somewhere. So, just in case ... http://www.chateauversailles.fr/resources/pdf/fr/presse/DP_marine_def.pdf Just excerpts, unfortunately. Actually, the catalogue has 184 pages: https://www.amazon.fr/Maquettes-marine-impériale-Collection-Trianon/dp/9461611498/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_fr_FR=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&dchild=1&keywords=maquettes+de+la+marine+imperiale&qid=1589569178&sr=8-1
  8. More catalogues from the Central Naval Museum which may be helpful for our time frame: http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1547799816v_plenu_u_poseidona_s_metkami-compressed.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1497513296morskoi_mundir.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1497014011arhitektura_korablya_katalog_vustavki.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1557747784morskoi_muzei_310_blok_210h230_bez_metok_smol-compressed.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/15577456844vremenigoda.pdf http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1557743432baltiiskii_flot._tri_ve
  9. Hi, Just an idea ... A lot of interesting information may be gained from catalogues published by various naval museums over the last years. I'd like to start by providing this link: http://cdn.navalmuseum.ru/Files/pdf/1557743331albom_museam_2016-x.pdf Check it out. 🙂
  10. The Moretti watercolour of "Duquesne", ex- "Moskva", is now online. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_ship_Moskva_(1799) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Duquesne_by_Andre_Moretti_1812.jpg
  11. Sorry, but how can this be a model of the Swedish 44 gun frigate "Venus"? It has only 20 gun ports (10 on each side) on the main deck and 6 (3 on each side) on the upper deck ...
  12. A recommander https://www.amazon.fr/Drapeaux-étendards-roi-Pierre-Charrié/dp/2863772384
  13. Something like this? http://revistas.uned.es/index.php/ETFIV/article/view/22240 http://www.armada.mde.es/archivo/mardigitalrevistas/cuadernosihcn/69cuaderno/cap05.pdf (first two entries of a Google search looking for "la armada española en las filipinas siglo xviii" ...)
  14. Thank you. Well, I'm working with a MacBook which means I don't use a mouse. However, in the meantime, I found out how to "right-click" on a MacBook. I'll try next time.
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