This painting depicts a night battle during the Napoleonic period between a French privateer, a Chasse-Marie and a merchant vessel built by the Brocklebank family of Whitehaven.


Believed to have been commissioned by a member of the Brocklebank family; by descent to Sir Aubrey Brocklebank Bart.

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