French School, (19th century); French. Medium: engraving. Date: 19th Century. French naval officer who played an important role in the French annexation of Polynesia; in 1841 he annexed Les Iles Marquises and Tahiti in 1844; Provenance: Musee de la Ville de Paris, Musee Carnavalet, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.