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The Battle of Quiberon Bay 20th November 1769 - Commissioned oil on canvas by Geoff Hunt RSMA.

The Battle of Quiberon Bay 20th November 1769 - Commissioned oil on canvas by Geoff Hunt RSMA.

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Commissioned for a UK client, completed in 2022.

Oil on linen canvas, 24 x 36 inches. 

Geoff writes: This shows the scene at about 3.17, just as a particularly fierce squall hits, driving Torbay's lee gunports under water so that "we were oblig'd to fling the ship up in the wind" to avoid the very fate that was shortly to befall the French Thésee and then Superbe (who drove their lee gunports under, were too slow to take action, filled with water and sank). To the right, Dorsetshire, Warspite, and Resolution are in action with the rear squadron of the French line, including that squadron's flagship Formidable. In the extreme distance, left of centre, the main body of the British fleet is coming up...

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