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Le Cte. d'Estaing laisse deux vaisseaux et trois frégates de son escadre à la poursuite de la frégate Anglaise la Mairmaide, et va mouiller avec le surplus dans la Delaware, la Mairmaide perdant tout espoir d'echaper se jette à la Côte ou elle s'echoue et voit tomber tous ses Mats. le 8 Juillet 1778, approximately 1778

 Item — Container: Closed Stacks, Drawer: 33
Identifier: 2019-SC-034-058


The original wash drawing displayed here was executed by marine painter Pierre Ozanne in 1778. This work was produced during the French naval campaign in America by Ozanne who witnessed the action at the entrance of the Delaware River on July 8, 1778. This battle is considered as the first naval event between the French and the English fleet of that campaign on the American coast.


Wash drawing on paper. View of six ships in the Delaware River, five under the command of Comte d'Estaing. Manuscript note pasted on reads "Campagne du Vice-Admirale d'Esteing an Amerique, commandant une escadre de 12 vaisseaux et 4 frégattes, sortie de toulon le 13 Avril 1778."


  • approximately 1778


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1 Sheets ; 24 x 40 cm, on sheet 39 x 52 cm.

Language of Materials


Refrence numbers

Client reference #108; WAG #289267


Libraire Ancienne des Trois Islets, 8 April 2011.

Additional details

Not drawn to scale


Spotting to applied label.


Publisher unknown : place of publication unknown, 1778

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121